10/01/1806 - 01/28/1874

Venango and Warren Counties (1832-1835), Erie County (1855)

THOMPSON, James, a Representative from Erie County; born, October 1, 1806 in Middlesex Township, Butler County, Pa.; printer; lawyer (1829-1874); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1832-1833, 1833-1834 and 1834-1835 terms; elected, Speaker (1834-1835); elected, delegate, Democratic National Convention (1836): elected, delegate, Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention (1837-1838); appointed, president judge, sixth judicial district, Pennsylvania (1839-1844); elected, United States Congress (1845-1850); reelected to the House for the 1855 term; elected, judge, Pennsylvania Supreme Court (1857-1872: chief justice, 1867-1872); died, January 28, 1874 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  

Congressional Biography

After 4 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, James Thompson went on to serve in congress

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