|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 5th district
March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1817
|Preceded by||new district|
|Succeeded by||Philemon Beecher|
October 19, 1770|
New Britain, Connecticut
|Died||April 9, 1850
Kilbourne was born in New Britain, Connecticut, and moved his family to Ohio in 1803, when he founded the city of Worthington, Ohio. In 1805 he was appointed United States surveyor of public lands. During the War of 1812, Kilbourne served as colonel of a frontier regiment.
Kilbourne was elected as a Democratic-Republican to two terms in the United States House of Representatives, representing Ohio's fifth district from 1813 to 1817. He was also a member of the Ohio House of Representatives in 1823, 1824, 1838 and 1839.
- Walker, Charles M (1869). History of Athens County, Ohio And Incidentally of the Ohio Land Company and the First Settlement of the State at Marietta etc.. Robert Clarke & Co. pp. 346–348.
- Taylor, William Alexander; Taylor, Aubrey Clarence (1899). Ohio statesmen and annals of progress: from the year 1788 to the year 1900 ... 1. State of Ohio. p. 102.
- James Kilbourne at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- "James Kilbourne". Appleton's cyclopædia of American biography 3. 1887. p. 534. Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography
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