James Owen (American statesman)

James Owen ( * December 7, 1784 in Wilmington, North Carolina, † September 4, 1865 ) was an American politician. Between 1817 and 1819 he represented the State of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Owen attended Bingham 's Academy in Pittsboro. After that, he was engaged in farming. Politically, Owen joined the Democratic- Republican Party. Between 1808 and 1811 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from North Carolina.

In the congressional elections of 1816 Owen in the fifth constituency of North Carolina was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Charles Hooks on March 4, 1817. Until March 3, 1819, he was able to complete only one term in Congress before Hooks won back his old seat. Later Owen was president of the railroad company Wilmington & Raleigh Railroad. He died on 4 September 1865 in his hometown of Wilmington.