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James Stephenson (March 20, 1764 - August 7, 1833) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia.

Born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Stephenson moved to Martinsburg, Virginia (now West Virginia). Volunteer rifleman under General St. Clair in his Indian expedition in 1791. Brigade inspector. He served as member of the state house of delegates 1800-1803.

Stephenson was elected as a Federalist to the Eighth Congress (March 4, 1803-March 3, 1805). He was again a member of the state house of delegates in 1806 and 1807.

Stephenson was elected as Federalist to the Eleventh Congress (March 4, 1809-March 3, 1811).

Stephenson was elected as a Federalist to the Seventeenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Thomas Van Swearingen. He was reelected as a Crawford Federalist to the Eighteenth Congress and served from October 28, 1822, to March 3, 1825. He died in Martinsburg, Virginia (now West Virginia), August 7, 1833.

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