James KINSEY, Congress, NJ (1731-1803)


KINSEY, James, a Delegate from New Jersey; born in Philadelphia, Pa., March 22, 1731; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the New Jersey bar in 1753 and practiced in the courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, with residence in Burlington County, N.J.; member of the State general assembly 1772-1775; member of the committee of correspondence for Burlington County in 1774 and 1775; Member of the Continental Congress from July 23, 1774, until his resignation effective November 22, 1775; appointed chief justice of the supreme court of New Jersey on November 20, 1789, and served until his death in Burlington, N.J., January 4, 1803; interment in St. Maryâs Churchyard.


Kinsey, James. A Bill in the Chancery of New-Jersey, at the Suit of Samuel Smith, Esq. One of the Treasurers of New-Jersey, Against Archibald Kennedy, Esq. and Others. Burlington [N.J.]: Printed by Isaac Collins, 1773.

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