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James E. English

(13 March, 1812 -- 2 March, 1890) English was an American businessman and politician. Born in New Haven, Conn., English was primarily a lumber businessman until elected to the State house of representatives in 1855. Later in 1856, English was elected to the State senate. English was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth congress and served from March 4th, 1861 to March 3rd, 1865. After various failed attempts at reelection, English was nominated to fill the seat of the deceased Orris S. Ferry and served from November 27th, 1875 to May 17th, 1876. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

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