James Bradley SPENCER, Congress, NY (1781-1848)


SPENCER, James Bradley, a Representative from New York; born in Salisbury, Conn., April 26, 1781; received a limited education; moved to Franklin County, N.Y., and settled in Fort Covington; raised a company for the War of 1812, and served as Captain in the Twenty-ninth United States Infantry; appointed a local magistrate in 1814; surrogate of Franklin County 1828-1837; appointed loan commissioner in 1829; member of the State assembly in 1831 and 1832; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1839); died in Fort Covington, N.Y., March 26, 1848; interment probably in the Old Cemetery near Fort Covington.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present