12/04/1839 - 08/02/1916

STOCKING, James Stevens, a Representative from Washington County; born, December 4, 1839 in Washington, Washington County, Pa.; private, Company E, 12th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1861, Civil War); first lieutenant, Company A, 100th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1861-1865, Civil War); appointed, United States storekeeper (1871); elected, clerk of courts, Washington County (1873-1879); proprietor and editor, Washington Observer (1879-1882); editor, Washington Observer (1883); postmaster, United States Postal Service, Washington (1885-1886); engaged, real estate business; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1888 and 1890; resigned from the House, October 30, 1891; appointed, superintendent, Seed Department, United States Department of Agriculture (1891-1893); died, August 2, 1916 in Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania; interred, Washington Cemetery, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

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