|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Indiana's 11th district
March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865
|Preceded by||John P. C. Shanks|
|Succeeded by||Thomas N. Stilwell|
|Born||December 3, 1825|
Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||April 18, 1887 (aged 61)|
Marion, Indiana, U.S.
Born in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, McDowell moved with his parents to Ohio in 1835. He attended the public schools. He worked in a printing office. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1846 and practiced.
Later career and death
He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1876. He engaged in the practice of law in Marion, Indiana, until his death in that city April 18, 1887. He was interred in Odd Fellows Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "James F. McDowell (id: M000420)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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