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James LENT

(1782-1833)

LENT, James, a Representative from New York; born in Newtown, Long Island (now a part of the Borough of Queens), N.Y., in 1782; engaged in mercantile pursuits in New York City; judge of Queens County and served from February 5, 1823, to March 4, 1829; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses and served from March 4, 1829, until his death in Washington, D.C., February 22, 1833; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State (Twenty-second Congress); interment in the Congressional Cemetery; reinterment in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Newtown, Long Island, N.Y.

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

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