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James Mitchell Ashley

territorial governor , congressman

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

Background

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.

Works

  • 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.

Membership

Member United States Ho.

Connections

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