11/05/1819 - 07/23/1863

BRAWLEY, James Porter, a Representative from Crawford County; born, November 5, 1819 in Meadville, Crawford County, Pa.; graduated, Allegheny College, 1840; attorney; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1842 and 1843 terms; contractor, Ohio River improvements (1843); sustenance contractor, United States Army (1845); deputy attorney general of Pennsylvania (1847-1848); elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1847-1850); elected, Pennsylvania Surveyor General (1851-1857); elected, delegate, National Democratic Convention (1852); meat contractor, United States Navy (1852-1859); director, Venango Railroad (1853); assistant auditor, United States Treasury Department (1857); unsuccessful campaign, Governor of Pennsylvania (1857); died, July 23, 1863 in New York, New York; interred, Greendale Cemetery, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.

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