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James Giles HAMPTON

(1814-1861)

HAMPTON, James Giles, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Bridgeton, Cumberland County, N.J., June 13, 1814; attended the common schools and was graduated from Princeton College in 1835; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1839 and commenced practice in Bridgeton, N.J.; collector of the port of Bridgeton, N.J., 1841-1844; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Congresses (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1849); was not a candidate for renomination in 1848; resumed the practice of law in Bridgeton, N.J.; solicitor of the board of chosen freeholders of Cumberland County in 1852; died in Bridgeton, N.J., on September 22, 1861; interment in Broad Street Presbyterian Cemetery.

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

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