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James Morgan HUMPHREY

(1819-1899)

HUMPHREY, James Morgan, a Representative from New York; born in Holland, Erie County, N.Y., September 21, 1819; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1847 and commenced practice in East Aurora, Erie County, N.Y.; district attorney for Erie County 1857-1859; member of the State senate in 1863 and 1864; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1869); was not a candidate in 1869 for renomination; appointed to the superior court of Buffalo, N.Y., in 1871 and served until January 1, 1873; practiced his profession in Buffalo from 1873 to 1894, when he retired; died in Buffalo, N.Y., February 9, 1899; interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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

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