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James Pike (politician)

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Preceded by  George W. Kittredge
Alma mater  Wesleyan University
Party  Know Nothing
Resting place  Locust Cemetery
Name  James Pike
Succeeded by  Gilman Marston

Political party  Know Nothing
Role  U.S. representative
Education  Wesleyan University
Resigned  March 4, 1859
James Pike (politician)
Allegiance  United States of America Union
Died  July 26, 1895, Newfields, New Hampshire, United States

Battles and wars  American Civil War
Other political affiliations  Republican

James Pike (November 10, 1818 – July 26, 1895) was a U.S. Representative from New Hampshire.


Born in Salisbury, Massachusetts, Pike pursued classical studies, then studied theology at Wesleyan University in Connecticut from 1837 to 1839. He served as a minister from 1841 to 1854. He moved to Pembroke, New Hampshire, in 1854. Pike was elected as an American Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1855 - March 3, 1859). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1858. During the Civil War, Pike served as colonel of the 16th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, from November 1, 1862, to August 20, 1863. He was an unsuccessful candidate for governor of New Hampshire in 1871. He resumed preaching and became presiding elder of the Dover district. He discontinued active duties in 1886 and lived in retirement until his death in Newfields, New Hampshire, July 26, 1895. He was interred in Locust Cemetery.


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