James P. HEATH, Congress, MD (1777-1854)


HEATH, James P., a Representative from Maryland; born in Delaware, December 21, 1777; completed preparatory studies; served in the Regular Army as lieutenant of Engineers 1799-1802; register in chancery in Annapolis, Md.; served throughout the War of 1812 as aide-de-camp to General Winder; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1835); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1834 to the Twenty-fourth Congress; died in Georgetown, D.C., June 12, 1854; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

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