James Graham CLINTON, Congress, NY (1804-1849)


CLINTON, James Graham, (half brother of De Witt Clinton and George Clinton [1771-1809], nephew of George Clinton [1739-1812]), a Representative from New York; born in Little Britain, Orange County, N.Y., January 2, 1804; attended the common schools and Newburgh (N.Y.) Academy; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1823 and practiced in Newburgh; master in chancery of Orange County; judge of the court of common pleas of Orange County; director of the old Newburgh Whaling Co. and of the Delaware & Hudson Railroad project; colonel in the State militia; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1845); chairman, Committee on Public Expenditures (Twenty-eighth Congress); was not a candidate for reelection in 1844; died in New York City May 28, 1849; interment in the family cemetery at Little Britain, New Windsor Township, N.Y., reinterment in Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor, N.Y.

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