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James MOSGROVE

(1821-1900)

MOSGROVE, James, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Kittanning, Armstrong County, Pa., June 14, 1821; attended the common schools; engaged in the iron business; unsuccessful candidate in 1878 on the Greenback ticket for election to the Forty-sixth Congress; elected as a Greenback candidate to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1882; also declined to be a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor; engaged in banking and was president of the First National Bank from 1882 until his death in Kittanning, Armstrong County, Pa., on November 27, 1900; interment in Kittanning Cemetery.

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

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