James Dixon Roman

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James Dixon Roman

James Dixon Roman (August 11, 1809 – January 19, 1867) was an American politician.[1]

Born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, Roman attended the common schools and a private school at West Nottingham (now Nottingham, Pennsylvania). He later moved to Cecil County, Maryland, and began to study law in Frederick. He was admitted to the bar in 1834 and commenced practice in Hagerstown.

Roman served as a member of the Maryland State Senate in 1847 and was elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress, serving from March 4, 1847, to March 3, 1849. He was presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1848 and on the Democratic ticket in 1856. He again resumed the practice of law in Hagerstown, and served as president of the Old Hagerstown Bank from 1851 until his death. He was also a member of the peace convention held in Washington, D.C., in 1861 in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war. He died near Hagerstown, Maryland, and is interred in Rose Hill Cemetery (Maryland).


  1. ^ (Howard, George W.)"James Dixon Roman" The Monumental City: Its Past History and Present Resources. Retrieved 2015-08-13.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas Johns Perry
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
William Thomas Hamilton