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LANDY, James, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Northern Liberties
District, Philadelphia, Pa., October 13, 1813; attended the public schools;
studied law, but abandoned the same and engaged in mercantile pursuits; member
of the board of school commissioners in 1845; elected as a Democrat to the
Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1859); unsuccessful candidate for
reelection; elected chief commissioner of highways in 1862; died in
Philadelphia, Pa., July 25, 1875; interment in Monument Cemetery.