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Historic Wayne.  Wayne, Pa.: Argus Printing Co., 1975.


Sessions Office Position District Party
1858 Representative Democrat
Counties Philadelphia


1823 - 02/21/1900

ASKIN, James Henry, a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, 1823 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; banker; real estate broker; secretary, Pine Ward Democratic Committee (1845); town founder, Wayne, Pa. (1856); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1858 term; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1859 term; unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1870); elected, director, Fourth National Bank, Philadelphia (1867-1871); elected, president, Fourth National Bank (1871); elected, manager, West Philadelphia Alms House (1877-1882); died, February 21, 1900; interred, Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

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