02/15/1840 - 01/05/1907

BALLANTINE, James W., a Representative from Allegheny County; born in Canonsburg, Washington County, Pa., February 15, 1840; clerk, mercantile store; brevet major, Company K, 38th Regiment, 9th Pennsylvania Volunteer Reserves (1861-1864, Civil War; prisoner of war, 1862); lieutenant colonel, Company A, 193rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1864, Civil War); engaged, oil refining business (1865-1883); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1872 and 1873 terms; superintendent, mining and smelting company, Muldoon, Id. (1883-1884); elected as a Populist, Idaho House of Representatives (1893-1894); unsuccessful campaign, United States Senate (Id.) (1896); elected, Idaho State Senate (1897-1904); member, board of directors, Blackfoot Insane Asylum (1901); appointed, member, Democratic State Committee (Id.) (1906); died, January 5, 1907; interred, Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

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