Biography

07/29/1776 - 02/03/1849


McSHERRY, James, a Representative from Adams County; born, July 29, 1776 in Littlestown, York County (now Adams County), Pa.; attended, Lancaster Academy; brigadier major, 2nd Brigade, 5th Division, Pennsylvania Milita (1811-1815, War of 1812); merchant; elected as a Quid to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1807-1808 term; reelected to the House as a Federalist for the 1808-1809, 1809-1810, 1810-1811, 1811-1812, and 1812-1813 terms; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1813-1816); director, Bank of Gettysburg (1819-1842); elected, United States Congress (1821-1823); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to Congress; reelected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1824-1825, 1825-1826, and 1826-1827 terms; reelected to the House in a Special Election on December 28, 1827; Sworn-In, January 5, 1828 to serve the remaining 1827-1828 term; reelected to the House as a National Republican for the 1828-1829 term; reelected to the House as a Jacksonian Democrat for the 1829-1830 term; reelected to the House as an Anti-Masonic for the 1830-1831, 1834-1835, and 1835-1836 terms; elected, delegate, Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention (1837-1838); died, February 3, 1849 in Littlestown, Adams County, Pennsylvania; interred, Saint Aloysius Cemetery, Germany Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. 

Congressional Biography

After 15 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, James McSherry went on to serve in congress


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