James A. Emerson

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James Alfred Emerson (April 25, 1865 in Warrensburg, Warren County, New York – January 31, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York City) was an American banker and politician from New York.

Life[edit]

He was the son of Albert C. Emerson (1829–1888) and Abigail J. (Woodward) Emerson (1829–1899). He married Margaret Jane McGregor (1877–1920), and their only child was Albert Louis Emerson (1902–1963).

Emerson was a member of the New York State Senate from 1907 to 1918, sitting in the 130th, 131st (both 32nd D.), 132nd, 133rd, 134th, 135th, 136th, 137th, 138th, 139th, 140th and 141st New York State Legislatures (all ten 33rd D.).

On January 31, 1922, he returned from a trip to Puerto Rico, and was taken ill aboard the ship. After docking in Brooklyn, he was rushed to the Long Island College Hospital, but died twenty minutes after his arrival there, from "heart disease, aggravated by an attack of gastritis". He was buried at the Warrensburg Cemetery.

Congressman Louis W. Emerson (1857–1924) was his brother.

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New York State Senate
Preceded by
George R. Malby
New York State Senate
32nd District

1907–1908
Succeeded by
Seth G. Heacock
Preceded by
Seth G. Heacock
New York State Senate
33rd District

1909–1918
Succeeded by
Mortimer Y. Ferris