by Victoria Proctor, ©2003
ERVIN, James (1778-1841)
U.S. Representative from South Carolina; born in Williamsburg District, S.C., October 17, 1778; was graduated from Rhode Island College (now Brown University), Providence, R.I., in 1797; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1800 and commenced practice in Peedee, S.C.;
Member for Marion District, SC of the State house of representatives 1800-1804; solicitor of the northern judicial circuit 1804-1816; trustee of South Carolina College 1809-1817; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1810 and 1811; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress and reelected to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1821); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1820; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State senate 1826-1829; served as a delegate to the State convention in 1832; died in Darlington, S.C., July 7, 1841; interment at his home.
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