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James Tracy HALE

(1810-1865)

HALE, James Tracy, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Towanda, Bradford County, Pa., October 14, 1810; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1832 and commenced practice in Bellefonte, Pa.; appointed president judge of the twentieth judicial district in 1851; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses and as an Independent Republican to the Thirty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1865); chairman, Committee on Claims (Thirty-eighth Congress); died in Bellefonte, Pa., April 6, 1865; interment in City Cemetery.

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

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