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Joseph Hemphill

Joseph Hemphill, American congressman. member Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1797-1800, 05, 31-32; member United States House of Representatives (Federalist ) from Pennsylvania, 7th Congress, 1801-1803, 16th-19th, 21st congresses, 1819-1826, 29-31, Chairman of Commission on slave trade, attacked Mo’s discrimination of free Negores and mulattoes as unconstl., 1820, advocated internal improvements and relief for war veterans.

Background

  • Hemphill, Joseph was born on January 7, 1770 in Thornbury Township, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Joseph and Ann (Wills) Hemphill.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University Pennsylvania, 1791.

    Career

    • Admitted to Pennsylvania bar, 1793, practiced law, West Chester, Pennsylvania. Member Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1797-1800, 05, 31-32. Active in securing Compromise Act of 1799 to settle Wyoming land controversy between Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

      Member United States House of Representatives (Federalist ) from Pennsylvania, 7th Congress, 1801-1803, 16th-19th, 21st congresses, 1819-1826, 29-31, Chairman of Commission on slave trade, attacked Mo’s discrimination of free Negores and mulattoes as unconstl., 1820, advocated internal improvements and relief for war veterans. Moved to Philadelphia, 1804. 1st president judge District Court of City and County of Philadelphia, 1811, 17-19.

      Engaged in porcelain manufacturing after political career.

    Membership

    Member Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1797-1800, 05, 31-32. Member United States House of Representatives (Federalist ) from Pennsylvania, 7th Congress, 1801-1803, 16th-19th, 21st congresses, 1819-1826, 29-31, Chairman of Commission on slave trade, attacked Mo’s discrimination of free Negores and mulattoes as unconstl., 1820, advocated internal improvements and relief for war veterans.

    Connections

    • Married Margaret Coleman, September 11, 1806.
    • father: Joseph Hemphill
    • mother: Ann (Wills) Hemphill
    • spouse: Margaret Coleman
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    Born January 7, 1770
    Died March 29, 1842
    (aged 72)
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