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James Henderson IMLAY

(1764-1823)

IMLAY, James Henderson, a Representative from New Jersey; was born in Imlaystown, Upper Freehold, Monmouth County, N.J., November 26, 1764; pursued classical studies; was graduated from Princeton College in 1786, where he was also a tutor; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1791 and practiced; major in the Monmouth County Militia and served in the Revolutionary War; counselor in 1796; member of the State general assembly 1793-1796 and served as speaker in 1796; elected as a Federalist to the Fifth and Sixth Congresses (March 4, 1797-March 3, 1801); one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1798 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against William Blount, a Senator from Tennessee; postmaster of Allentown, N.J., 1804-1805; resumed the practice of law in Allentown, N.J., where he died March 6, 1823; interment in the Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

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

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