James Mosgrove was born in Kittanning, Pennsylvania. He attended the common schools and was engaged in the iron business.
He was an unsuccessful candidate in 1878 on the Greenback ticket. However, Mosgrove was elected as a Greenback candidate to the Forty-seventh Congress. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1882. He also declined to be a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor. He was engaged in banking and was president of the First National Bank from 1882 until his death in Kittanning in 1900. Interment in Kittanning Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "James Mosgrove (id: M001030)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- The Political Graveyard
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