|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|
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives from Franklin County|
December 1, 1823 – December 5, 1824
|Preceded by||David Smith|
|Succeeded by||G. W. Williams|
December 3, 1838 – December 1, 1839
|Preceded by||Alfred Kelly
|Succeeded by||B. Comstock|
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 1804 a group he led founded St. John's Episcopal Church. 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 & Company. 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.
- United States Congress. "James Kilbourne (id: K000169)". 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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