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James CARR

(1777-1818)

CARR, James, (son of Francis Carr), a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Bangor, Maine (then a part of Massachusetts), September 9, 1777; attended Exeter and Byfield Academies; clerk on U.S.S. Crescent; appointed as secretary to the United States consul at Algiers and served two years; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Orrington, Maine (then Massachusetts); member of the State house of representatives 1806-1811; elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); was drowned in the Ohio River August 24, 1818; memorial headstone placed in Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor, Maine.

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

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