Heath, James Ewell
- Mary Ann Wimsatt
Heath, James Ewell (08 July 1792–28 June 1862), author and politician, was born in Virginia, probably in Northumberland County, the son of John Heath, first president of Phi Beta Kappa, and Sarah Ewell. Little is known about his early life. During 1814–1817 Heath represented Prince William County in the Virginia General Assembly, in his third term serving as a member of the Privy Council. In 1819 he became state auditor, a post he held for thirty years. From 1850 to 1853, he served as commissioner of pensions in President ...