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Born: 12/7/1730, Died: 1810

James Bringhurst was a master builder who subsequently became a successful merchant. He was elected to The Carpenters' Company of Philadelphia before 1768, but no Company records prior to the 1760s survive to give a specific date. Prior to the Revolution Bringhurst served as an officer or committee member of The Company; in later years he was inactive. Elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1774, he was a member of the building committee for Philosophical Hall, erected in the 1780s on what is now Independence Square.

At the time of his death Bringhurst was residing in Rhode Island.

Written by Roger W. Moss.

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  • American Philosophical Society
  • Carpenters' Company of Philadelphia

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