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James Church ALVORD

(1808-1839)

ALVORD, James Church, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Greenwich, Mass., April 14, 1808; completed preparatory studies and was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1827; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1830 and commenced the practice of his profession in Greenfield, Mass.; member of the State house of representatives in 1837; served in the State senate in 1838; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth Congress and served from March 4, 1839, until his death in Greenfield, Franklin County, Mass., on September 27, 1839, before the Congress assembled; interment in Federal Street Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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