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James Mitchell Ashley
Birth: Nov. 14, 1824
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 16, 1896
Ann Arbor
Washtenaw County
Michigan, USA

US Congressman, Montana Territorial Governor. He was elected to represent two different Ohio districts in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1859 to 1869. He first represented the 5th District, having won the seat vacated by Congressman Richard Mott, from 1859 to 1863, then represented the 10th District from 1863 to 1869, having defeated Congressman Carey A. Trimble for the seat. he ran for re-election in 1868, but was defeated by Congressman Truman T. Hoag. In 1869 he served as Governor of Montana Territory. A staunch supporter of the Union war effort, he became a virulent anti-Andrew Johnson proponent, and believed that President Johnson conspired to have Abraham Lincoln assassinated. He was a key figure in bringing about the Impeachment of President Johnson, the failure of which led to James Ashley's defeat in 1868. He twice ran for Congress in the 1890s, but was defeated both times. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
Family links: 
  Emma Jane Smith Ashley (1836 - 1912)*
  James Mitchell Ashley (1854 - 1919)*
  Henry Winfield Ashley (1856 - 1927)*
  Charles Sumner Ashley (1864 - 1925)*
  Mary Emma Ashley Hewitt (1866 - 1945)*
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Woodlawn Cemetery
Lucas County
Ohio, USA
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Record added: Oct 21, 2002
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Played a prominent role in the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery.
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