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James WHITEHILL

(1762-1822)

WHITEHILL, James, (son of John Whitehill and nephew of Robert Whitehill), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pa., on January 31, 1762; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Strasburg; associate judge of the Lancaster County Court from January 3, 1811, to February 1, 1813, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress; served in the War of 1812 as major general of Pennsylvania Militia; elected as a Republican to the Thirteenth Congress and served from March 4, 1813, to September 1, 1814, when he resigned; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Strasburg; burgess of Strasburg in 1816; again associate judge of the county court from October 17, 1820, until his death in Strasburg, Pa., on February 26, 1822; interment in the Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Leacock, Lancaster County, Pa.

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

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