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James GAMBLE

(1809-1883)

GAMBLE, James, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Jersey Shore, Lycoming County, Pa., on January 28, 1809; attended the common schools and Jersey Shore (Pa.) Academy; studied law; was admitted to the bar in December 1833 and commenced practice in Jersey Shore, Pa.; county treasurer 1834-1836; resumed the practice of law in Jersey Shore; member of the State house of representatives in 1841 and 1842; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1855); president judge of Clearfield County in 1859 and 1860; president judge of the court of common pleas of Lycoming County 1868-1878; died in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pa., February 22, 1883; interment in Wildwood Cemetery.

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

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