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James STRONG

(1783-1847)

STRONG, James, a Representative from New York; born in Windham, Conn., in 1783; was graduated from the University of Vermont at Burlington in 1806; moved to Hudson, Columbia County, N.Y.; elected as Federalist to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1821); elected as an Adams-Clay Federalist to the Eighteenth Congress, reelected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses, and elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1831); chairman, Committee on Territories (Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses); died in Chester, Morris County, N.J., on August 8, 1847.

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

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