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James Ervin (politician)

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Preceded by  Charles Irby
Succeeded by  Robert B. Campbell
Alma mater  Rhode Island College

Preceded by  Benjamin Huger
Name  James Ervin
Succeeded by  Thomas R. Mitchell
Role  U.S. representative
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Born  October 17, 1778 Williamsburg District, South Carolina (1778-10-17)
Died  July 7, 1841, Darlington, South Carolina, United States
Party  Democratic-Republican Party
Education  Rhode Island College, Brown University

Political party  Democratic-Republican

James Ervin (October 17, 1778 – July 7, 1841) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

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Early life

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.

Career

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.

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James Ervin (politician) Wikipedia


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