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James MILNOR

(1773-1844)

MILNOR, James, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., June 20, 1773; attended the Philadelphia Grammar School and also the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia, but did not graduate; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1794 and commenced practice in Norristown, Pa.; moved to Philadelphia in 1797 and continued the practice of his profession; member of the Philadelphia Common Council in 1800; member of the select council 1805-1810 and served as president in 1808 and 1809; elected as a Federalist to the Twelfth Congress (March 4, 1811-March 3, 1813); studied theology and was ordained as a minister of the Protestant Episcopal Church; in 1814 was appointed assistant minister of St. Peter’s Church in Philadelphia and in 1816 rector of St. George’s Church in New York City, in which capacity he served until his death in New York City April 8, 1844; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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

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