US Con Buffington, James - U.S. Congressman, MA

James Buffington

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Born: March 16, 1817

Birthplace: Fall River, Massachusetts

Father: John Buffington – 1836

Mother: Mary Hart 1784 –

Wife: Sarah Perkins 1809 – 1907
(Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River, Massachusetts)​

Children:

Baby Buffington​
(Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River, Massachusetts)​
Mary J. Buffington Robbins 1840 – 1916​
(Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River, Massachusetts)​
Joseph L. Buffington 1842 – 1906​
(Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River, Massachusetts)​
Esther Hastings Buffington 1844 – 1845​
(Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River, Massachusetts)​
Sarah P. Buffington Horton 1850 – 1910​
(Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River, Massachusetts)​

Political Party: Know – Nothing Party and Republican Party

Education:


Studied medicine at Friends College in Providence, Rhode Island​

Occupation before War:

Even though he studied medicine he never practiced medicine.​
Mercantile Businessman in Fall River, Massachusetts​
1854 – 1855: Mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts​
1855 – 1863: United States Congressman from Massachusetts​
1855 – 1857: Member of House Accounts Committee​
1855 – 1863: Member of House Military Affairs Committee​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1863: Chairman of House Accounts Committee​
1861: Mustered into special service with Army on April 24th.​
1861: Discharged from the Union Army on June 15th​.​
1862: Choose not to be a candidate for reelection to U.S. Congress.​

Occupation after War:

1867 – 1869: Special Agent for United States Treasury Department.​
1867 – 1869: Revenue Collector for district of Massachusetts.
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1869 – 1875: United States Congressman from Massachusetts.​
1869 – 1871: Member of House Accounts Committee​
1869 – 1873: Member of House Pacific Railroad Committee​
1871 – 1875: Chairman of House Accounts Committee​
1873 – 1875: Member of House Mines and Mining Committee​

Died: March 7, 1875

Place of Death: Fall River, Massachusetts

Age at time of Death: 57 years old

Burial Place:
Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River, Massachusetts
 
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