James Madison MARVIN, Congress, NY (1809-1901)


MARVIN, James Madison, a Representative from New York; born in Ballston, Saratoga County, N.Y., February 27, 1809; attended the common schools; moved to Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and engaged in the hotel business in Saratoga Springs and Albany, N.Y.; Whig member of the State assembly in 1845; member of the board of supervisors of Saratoga County and served as chairman of the board in 1845, 1857, 1862, and 1874; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth, Thirty-ninth, and Fortieth Congresses (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1869); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination; president of the First National Bank of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; director of the New York Central Railroad; died at Saratoga Springs, N.Y., April 25, 1901; interment in Greenridge Cemetery.

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