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James Dixon Roman

Born: Aug 11, 1809

Death: Jan 19, 1867

Birthplace: United States of America

Nationality: United States

James Dixon Roman

Date of Birth : Aug 11, 1809
Date of Death : Jan 19, 1867
Birth Place : United States of America

James Dixon Roman was an American politician. Born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, Roman attended the common schools and a private school at West Nottingham. He later moved to Cecil County, Maryland, and began to study law in Frederick. He was admitted to the bar in 1834 and commenced practice in Hagerstown. Roman served as a member of the Maryland State Senate in 1847 and was elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress, serving from March 4, 1847, to March 3, 1849. He was presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1848 and on the Democratic ticket in 1856. He again resumed the practice of law in Hagerstown, and served as president of the Old Hagerstown Bank from 1851 until his death. He was also a member of the peace convention held in Washington, D.C., in 1861 in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war. He died near Hagerstown, Maryland, and is interred in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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