| Charles Irby|
Robert B. Campbell
Rhode Island College
| Benjamin Huger|
Thomas R. Mitchell
| October 17, 1778
Williamsburg District, South Carolina (1778-10-17) |
July 7, 1841, Darlington, South Carolina, United States
Rhode Island College, Brown University
James Ervin (politician) Wikipedia
James Ervin (October 17, 1778 – July 7, 1841) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.
Born in Williamsburg District, Ervin was graduated from Rhode Island College (now Brown University), in 1797. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1800. He commenced practice in the Pee Dee.
He served as member of the State house of representatives from 1800–1804 and from 1810-1811. He then served as solicitor of the northern judicial circuit 1804–1816. He was a trustee of South Carolina College from 1809–1817.
Ervin was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fifteenth Congress and reelected to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1821). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1820.
After his tenure in Congress, he engaged in agricultural pursuits. He later served as member of the State senate from 1826-1829. He was a delegate to the State convention in 1832.
He died in Darlington, South Carolina, July 7, 1841 and was interred at his home.