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James Mitchell Ashley

James Mitchell Ashley, American territorial governor, congressman. member United States Ho.


  • Ashley, James Mitchell was born on November 14, 1824 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John and Mary (Kilpatrick) Ashley.

  • Career

    • Editor Democrat, Portsmouth, O., 1848. President Toledo, Ann Arbor & No.


    • Editor Democrat, Portsmouth, O., 1848. Admitted to bar, 1849. Member United States House of Representatives from Ohio, 36th-40th congresses, 1859-1869, drew up bill to abolish slavery in District of Columbia, 1862, introduced 1st proposition for constitutional amendment to abolish slavery, 1863.

      Initiated impeachment proceedings against President Andrew Johnson, 1867. Territorial governor Montana, 1869-1870. President Toledo, Ann Arbor & Northern Michigan R.R., 1877-1893.


    Member United States Ho.


    • Married Emma Smith, 1851. Children: James M., Henry W., Charles S., Mary.
    • father: John Ashley
    • mother: Mary (Kilpatrick) Ashley
    • spouse: Emma Smith
    • children: James M. Ashley
    • Henry W. Ashley
    • Charles S. Ashley
    • Mary Ashley
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    Born November 14, 1824
    Died September 16, 1896
    (aged 71)