09/12/1803 - 10/14/1896

Jefferson, McKean and Warren Counties (1843), Mercer, Venango and Warren Counties (1852)

JAMES, Joseph Young, a Representative from Jefferson, McKean, Mercer, Venango and Warren Counties; born, September 12, 1803 in Deerfield, Rockingham County, NH; attorney (1839-1896); elected, council, Warren (1842, 1855); trustee, Warren Academy (1842-1843); publisher, the Advocate and Democratic Advocate (1843-1847); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Democrat for the 1843 and 1852 terms; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House for the 1844 and 1865 terms; publisher, Hickory Club (1844); appointed, transcribing clerk, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1850); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Senate (1850, 1856); proprietor, J. Y. James & Sons, sash factory and barrel manufacturing business (1850-1870); elected, Democratic State Convention (1852); president, Warren County Bank (1852-1858); engaged, railroad depot construction (1859); farmer; died, October 14, 1896 in Warren, Warren County, Pennsylvania; interred, Oakland Cemetery, Pleasant Township, Warren County, Pennsylvania.

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