NEGLEY, James Scott, (1826 - 1901)


NEGLEY, James Scott, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in East Liberty, Allegheny County, Pa., December 22, 1826; attended the village schools and was graduated from the Western University of Pennsylvania at Allegheny in 1846; served in the Mexican War in the Duquesne Grays, First Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers; entered the Union Army as brigadier general April 19, 1861; commanded a division in Patterson’s command for three months’ service; organized and equipped a brigade of Infantry and Artillery for the West and joined General Sherman in October 1861; promoted to major general; member of the board of managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers 1874-1878 and 1882-1888; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first, Forty-second, and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1875); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress; elected to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1887); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1886 to the Fiftieth Congress; engaged in railroading; died in Plainfield, Union County, N.J. August 7, 1901; interment in Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.