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DUNCAN, James, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1756; attended the common schools and Princeton College; first prothonotary of Adams County; during the Revolutionary War was appointed on November 3, 1776, a lieutenant in Colonel Hazen’s regiment, and on March 25, 1778, was promoted to captain; elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress but resigned before Congress assembled; died in Mercer County, Pa., June 24, 1844.

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

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