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James Phelps

congressman , lawyer

James Phelps, American congressman, lawyer. member Connecticut House of Representatives, 1853-1854, 56, Connecticut Senate, 1858-1859; member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from Connecticut, 44th-47th congresses, 1875-1883.

Background

Phelps, James was born on January 12, 1822 in Colebrook, Connecticut, United States. Son of Lancelot Phelps.

Education

Attended Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, also law department Yale.

Career

Engaged in banking; delegate to various state convs</td><tr><td class="label_burgverd11px"><b>Death</b></td></tr><tr><td> Died Essex, Conn.

Membership

Member Connecticut House of Representatives, 1853-1854, 56, Connecticut Senate, 1858-1859. Member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from Connecticut, 44th-47th congresses, 1875-1883.

Connections

father:
Lancelot Phelps. Phelps