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James LANMAN

(1767-1841)
Senate Years of Service:
1819-1825
Party:
Democratic Republican; Crawford Republican

LANMAN, James, a Senator from Connecticut; born in Norwich, Conn., June 14, 1767; pursued classical studies and graduated from Yale College in 1788; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1791 and commenced practice in Norwich; State’s attorney for New London County 1814-1819; member, State house of representatives 1817; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1818; member, State senate 1819, 1832; elected as a Democratic Republican (later Crawford Republican) to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1819, to March 3, 1825; chairman, Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses (Seventeenth Congress), Committee on Engrossed Bills (Seventeenth and Eighteenth Congresses), Committee on Post Office and Post Roads (Eighteenth Congress); presented credentials as a Senator-designate to fill the vacancy in the term beginning March 4, 1825, but was not permitted to qualify; judge of the State superior and supreme courts 1826-1829; mayor of Norwich 1831-1834; member, State house of representatives 1833; died in Norwich, Conn., August 7, 1841; interment in the City Cemetery.

Bibliography

Lanman, James. A Discourse, Addressed to the Citizens of Norwich. Norwich, Conn.: W. Faulkner, 1832.

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

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