James K. Moorhead

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(7 September, 1806 -- 6 March, 1884) Moorhead was an American businessman and politician. Born in Halifax, Dauphin County, Pa., Moorhead projected and established the first passenger packet line on the Pennsylvania Canal in 1835. Moorhead was the President of Monongahela Navigation Canal for twenty-one years and the President of Atlantic & Ohio Telegraph Co. Moorhead was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of Pennsylvania Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, Pennsylvania Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Pennsylvania Delegation—The Road to Civil War, Pennsylvania Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65.

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