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James Milnor (June 20, 1773 – April 8, 1844) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

James Milnor was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended the Philadelphia Grammar School and the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia, but did not graduate. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1794 and commenced practice in Norristown, Pennsylvania. He moved to Philadelphia in 1797 and continued the practice of his profession. He was a member of the Philadelphia Common Council in 1800, a member of the select council from 1805 to 1810 and served as president in 1808 and 1809.

Milnor was elected as a Federalist to the Twelfth Congress. After his time in Congress, he studied theology and was ordained as a minister of the Protestant Episcopal Church. In 1814 he was appointed assistant minister of St. Peter’s Church in Philadelphia and in 1816 became rector of St. George’s Church in New York City, in which capacity he served until his death in New York City in 1844. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.


Preceded by
Adam Seybert
William Anderson
John Porter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district

1811 - 1813

alongside: Adam Seybert and William Anderson

Succeeded by
Adam Seybert
William Anderson
John Conard
Charles J. Ingersoll


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