James FORD, Congress, PA (1783-1859)


FORD, James, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, N.J., May 4, 1783; attended the common schools; moved to New York City in 1797 and to Lindsley Town (later Lindley), Steuben County, N.Y., in 1803; moved to Tioga County, Pa.; member of the State house of representatives in 1824 and 1825; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1833); operated a sawmill and a gristmill at Lawrenceville, Tioga County, Pa., until his death at that place on August 18, 1859; interment in the old Lindsley family cemetery at Lindley, N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present