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James S. STEVENSON

(1780-1831)

STEVENSON, James S., a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in York County, Pa., in 1780; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; member of the state house of representatives in 1822 and 1823; president of the board of canal commissioners of the state, which position he held until the time of his death; elected as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1829); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1828 to the Twenty-first Congress; engaged in manufacturing in Pittsburgh, Pa., until his death in that city October 16, 1831; interment in First Presbyterian Cemetery.

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

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