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James Girard LINDSLEY

(1819-1898)

LINDSLEY, James Girard, a Representative from New York; born in Orange, N.J., March 19, 1819; attended the public schools, Ransom’s Military Academy, and Pierson’s Orange Classical School; moved to New York and was a trustee of the village of Rondout, N.Y., 1859-1864; president of the village of Rondout in 1852 and 1867-1869; elected supervisor of Kingston, N.Y., in March 1872 and in April of the same year was elected the first mayor of Kingston, to which office he was reelected for six consecutive years; elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1887); was not a candidate for reelection in 1886; general manager of the Newark Lime & Cement Manufacturing Co., Kingston, N.Y.; organizer and president of the Kingston Water Co.; died in Kingston, Ulster County, N.Y., on December 4, 1898; interment in Montrepose Cemetery, Rondout, N.Y.

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

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