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James Shelley Tyson

James Shelley Tyson

(A biographical sketch taken from One Hundred Years, The Delaware County National Bank Chester, PA 1814-1914)

Years in parentheses are years of service as a Director of The Bank of Delaware County and/or The Delaware County National Bank

James Shelley Tyson (1856-58), son of James and Lydia (Grubb) Tyson, was born in Aston township, April 4, 1802. He was a well-to-do farmer and a man of influence and standing in the county. While prominent in the Whig, and later in the Republican party, he was loath to accept any political office. In opposition to his expressed desire, he was nominated and elected Director of the Poor in 1872, but declined to serve more than one term. He died March 18, 1879, aged 76 years.





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