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James FINDLAY

(1770-1835)

FINDLAY, James, (brother of John Findlay and William Findlay), a Representative from Ohio; born in Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pa., October 12, 1770; attended the public schools; moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1793; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; member of the Territorial legislative council in 1798; United States receiver of public moneys at Cincinnati in 1800; United States marshal of Ohio in 1802; member of the State house of representatives in 1803; mayor of Cincinnati in 1805 and 1806, and again in 1810 and 1811; served in the War of 1812 as colonel of the Second Ohio Volunteer Infantry; elected to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses and elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1833); was not a candidate for renomination in 1832; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor of Ohio in 1834; died in Cincinnati, Ohio, December 28, 1835; interment in Spring Grove Cemetery.

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

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