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  • ID: I157250
  • Name: James ARMSTRONG
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 29 AUG 1748 in Carlisle, Cumberland Co., PA
  • Death: 6 MAY 1828 in Carlisle, Cumberland Co., PA
  • Event: Elected BET 1793 AND 1795 Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania
  • Note:
    ARMSTRONG, James, (son of John Armstrong [1717-1795] and brother of John Armstrong, Jr., [1758-1843]), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa., August 29, 1748; attended the Philadelphia Academy and the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University); studied medicine in Dr. John Morgan?s School in Philadelphia and was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1769; commenced the practice of medicine in Winchester, Frederick County, Va.; was a medical officer during the Revolutionary War; pursued medical studies in London, England, for three years; returned to Carlisle, Pa., in 1788; moved to Mifflin County, Pa., and practiced medicine there for twelve years; was appointed an associate judge; elected as Pro-Administration candidate to the Third Congress (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1795); was not a candidate for renomination in 1794; returned to Carlisle in 1796 and continued the practice of his profession; appointed as an associate judge of the Cumberland County Court and served from September 12, 1808, until his death in Carlisle, Pa., May 6, 1828; interment in the Old Carlisle Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: John ARMSTRONG b: 13 OCT 1717 in Brooksboro, County Fermanagh, Ireland
    Mother: Rebecca LYON
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