James P. Heath

James P. Heath (December 21, 1777 – June 12, 1854) was a United States congressman from Maryland.


Early lifeEdit

Heath was born in Delaware. He served in the Regular Army as lieutenant of Engineers from 1799 to 1802, as register in chancery in Annapolis, Maryland, and served throughout the War of 1812 as aide-de-camp to General Levin Winder.

Political LifeEdit

He was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress, where he served from March 4, 1833 to March 3, 1835. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1834 to the Twenty-fourth Congress.


He died in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., and is interred in Oak Hill Cemetery in Georgetown.


  • United States Congress. "James P. Heath (id: H000430)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Francis Thomas
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
Benjamin Chew Howard and Isaac McKim