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James Dale Strawbridge (April 7, 1824 – July 19, 1890) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


James D. Strawbridge was born in Liberty Township, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Princeton College in 1844 and from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1847. He was engaged in the practice of medicine at Danville, Pennsylvania. During the American Civil War, Strawbridge entered the Union Army as a brigade surgeon of Volunteers and served throughout the war. He resumed the practice of medicine at Danville.

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In 1875, he founded the department store, Strawbridge's. On September 9, 2006, the Strawbridge's nameplate was completely phased out in favor of Macy's.


Strawbridge was elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress. After his time in Congress he returned to the practice of medicine. He died in Danville in 1890. Interment in Fairview Cemetery.

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