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James OWEN

(1784-1865)

OWEN, James, a Representative from North Carolina; born near Wilmington, Bladen County, N.C., on December 7, 1784; educated at Bingham’s Academy, Pittsboro, N.C.; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of commons 1808-1811; served as president of the Wilmington & Raleigh Railroad Co.; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1819); died in Wilmington, N.C., September 4, 1865; interment in Oakdale Cemetery.

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

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