James C. Harper

James Clarence Harper ( born December 6, 1819 Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, † January 8, 1890 in Patterson, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1871 and 1873 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1831, James Harper moved with his father in the Darke County in Ohio, where he attended the public schools. Nine years later, in 1840, he came to Lenoir in North Carolina, where he was also a surveyor and engineer. He also cotton and other wools ago. In Lenoir Harper held various local offices. He was also a colonel in the state militia.

Politically, Harper was a member of the Democratic Party. In the years 1865 and 1866 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from North Carolina. In the congressional elections of 1870 he was in the seventh constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Alexander H. Jones on March 4, 1871. Since he resigned in 1872 to further candidacy, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1873.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Harper worked in agriculture and road construction. He died on January 8, 1890 near Patterson.