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History and GovernmentCongressional BiographiesMaryland

James FORBES

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FORBES, James, a Delegate from Maryland; born near Benedict, Charles County, Md., about 1731; appointed justice of the peace of Charles County, Md., April 1, 1777; tax commissioner of Charles County and also member of the State general assembly in 1777; Member of the Continental Congress 1778-1780; died in Philadelphia, Pa., March 25, 1780; interment in the yard surrounding Christ Church.

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

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