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James Emott

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James Emott March 9, 1771 Poughkeepsie, New York, Dutchess County, New York – April 7, 1850 Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co, NY was an American lawyer and politician from New York

Lifeedit

He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1790, and commenced practice in Ballston Center He was land commissioner to settle disputes of titles to military reservations in Onondaga County, New York in 1797, and in 1800 removed to Albany, New York

He was elected as a Federalist to the 11th and 12th United States Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1809, to March 3, 1813

Emott was a member from Dutchess County of the New York State Assembly from 1814 to 1817, and was Speaker in 1814 In 1815, he was the Federalist candidate for US Senator from New York but was defeated by Nathan Sanford

He was First Judge of the Dutchess County Court from 1817 to 1823, and Judge of the Second Circuit Court from 1827 to 1831

He was buried at the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery

Referencesedit

  • United States Congress "James Emott id: E000176" Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 
  • James Emott at Find a Grave
US House of Representatives
Preceded by
Philip Van Cortlandt
Member of the US House of Representatives
from New York's 4th congressional district

1809–1813
Succeeded by
Thomas J Oakley
Political offices
Preceded by
Jacob R Van Rensselaer
Speaker of the New York State Assembly
1814
Succeeded by
Samuel Young

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