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James Madison BROOM

(1776-1850)

BROOM, James Madison, (father of Jacob Broom), a Representative from Delaware; born near Wilmington, Del., in 1776; was graduated from Princeton College in 1794; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1801 and practiced in New Castle and Wilmington, Del., and Baltimore, Md.; elected as a Federalist to the Ninth and Tenth Congresses and served from March 4, 1805, until his resignation in 1807, before the assembling of the Tenth Congress; moved to Philadelphia, Pa., in 1819 and resumed the practice of law; member of the Pennsylvania house of representatives in 1824; died in Philadelphia, Pa., January 15, 1850; interment in St. Mary’s Churchyard, Hamilton Village (now a part of Philadelphia), Pa.

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

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