J James Bradford Foley
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Kentucky's 4th district
March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859
|Preceded by||William Cumback|
|Succeeded by||William S. Holman|
|Born||October 18, 1807|
Dover, Kentucky, U.S.
|Died||December 5, 1886 (aged 79)|
Greensburg, Indiana, U.S.
Born near Dover, Kentucky, Foley received a limited schooling. He was employed on a flatboat on the Mississippi River in 1823. He moved to Greensburg, Indiana, in 1834. He engaged in mercantile pursuits 1834-1837, and afterwards in farming. Treasurer of Decatur County 1841-1843. He served as member of the State constitutional convention in 1850. He was appointed commander of the Fourth Brigade of State militia in 1852.
Later career and death
He resumed agricultural pursuits in Decatur County.
He died in Greensburg, Indiana, December 5, 1886. He was interred in South Park Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "James Bradford Foley (id: F000236)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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