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ANTHONY, Joseph Biles

1795–1851

Biography

ANTHONY, Joseph Biles, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., June 19, 1795; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; member of the State senate 1830-1833; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1837); appointed judge of the 'Nichelson court'; engaged in the sale of titles to large tracts of lands in Pennsylvania; was elected president judge of the eighth district in 1844 and served until his death in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pa., January 10, 1851; interment in Williamsport Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Rhode Island Historical Society

Providence, RI
Papers: In the Providence Tool Company Records, ca. 1844-1945, 1.75 linear feet. Persons represented include Joseph Biles Anthony. The finding aid to the papers is published in the National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the United States, microfiche 3.141.98.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Anthony, Joseph Biles. Report on Liens of the Commonwealth Upon the Lands of John Nicholson and Peter Baynton, Made to the Governor. Harrisburg: Boas and Coplan, printers, 1839.

------. Speech of Hon. J. B. Anthony, of Pennsylvania, on the Memorial of the Citizens of Lycoming County, Pa., Against the Restoration of the Public Deposites [sic] and Recharter of the Bank of the United States. [Washington: N.p., 1834].

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