James Ford (Pennsylvania)

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James Ford
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1833
Preceded by See below
Succeeded by Henry A. P. Muhlenberg
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born (1783-05-04)May 4, 1783
Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Died August 18, 1859(1859-08-18) (aged 76)
Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania
Political party Jacksonian

James Ford (May 4, 1783 – August 18, 1859) was a Jacksonian member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


James Ford was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He moved to New York City in 1797 and to Lindsley Town (later Lindley, New York) in 1803. He moved to Tioga County, Pennsylvania, and was elected a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1824 and 1825.

Ford was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses. He operated a sawmill and a gristmill at Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania, until his death at that place in 1859. Interment in the old Lindsley family cemetery at Lindley, New York.

The James Ford House is a house he had built for his son in 1831. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Samuel McKean
George Kremer
Espy Van Horne
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district


1829–1831 alongside: Alem Marr and Philander Stephens
1831–1833 alongside: Lewis Dewart and Philander Stephens

Succeeded by
Henry A. P. Muhlenberg