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  Pollock, James
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NameJames Pollock
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Milton, Pennsylvania , United States
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Born September 11, 1810
DiedApril 19, 1890 (79 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
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Sep 17, 2015 04:53am
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InfoPOLLOCK, James, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Milton, Pa., September 11, 1810; attended the Kirkpatrick Private School at Milton; was graduated from Princeton College in 1831; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Northumberland County, Pa., in 1833 and practiced in Milton, Pa.; appointed deputy attorney general for Northumberland County in 1836; judge of the court of common pleas; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry Frick; reelected to the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Congresses and served from April 5, 1844, to March 4, 1849; was not a candidate for renomination in 1848; appointed president judge of the eighth judicial district on January 15, 1851, and served until the judgeship became an elective office; Governor of Pennsylvania 1855-1858; declined a renomination; member of the peace convention of 1861 held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; Director of the Mint in Philadelphia 1861-1866 and 1869-1873; was the originator of the motto “In God we trust” for all coins of the United States large enough to contain the same; naval officer at Philadelphia in 1879; appointed chief supervisor of election in 1886; died in Lock Haven, Clinton County, Pa., April 19, 1890; interment in Milton Cemetery; Milton, Pa.

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  02/01/1861 Washington Peace Convention - Delegate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/1854 PA Governor Won 54.64% (+9.87%)
  01/14/1851 PA US Senate Lost 1.50% (-55.64%)
  10/13/1846 PA District 13 Won 58.43% (+16.85%)
  10/08/1844 PA District 13 Won 50.57% (+1.14%)
  04/09/1844 PA District 13 - Special Election Won 54.26% (+8.52%)
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