James Armstrong (Georgia politician)

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James Armstrong
State Assembly of Georgia
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Died1800 (aged 71–72)
Political partyFederalist

James Armstrong (1728–1800) served in the Continental Army, in the 2nd Pennsylvania Regiment, 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment.


James Armstrong was born in 1728, in Pennsylvania. Much of his early life is unknown.[1] He served in the Revolutionary War, starting in February 1776 when he became Regional Quartermaster of the 2nd Pennsylvania Regiment of the Continental Army. He became an ensign of the 5th Company of the same regiment on 21 May, and was promoted to second lieutenant on 11 November. He was commissioned as first lieutenant of the 3rd Pennsylvania Regiment in April 1777.

After the war, Armstrong was admitted as an original member of the Society of the Cincinnati in the state of Pennsylvania.[2]

He received one electoral vote in the first U.S. presidential election.


  1. ^ Jensen, DenBoer & Becker 1976, pp. 294–295.
  2. ^ Metcalf, p. 36.


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