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Joseph Hemphill

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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