James Landy was born in Northern Liberties District in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended the public schools and studied law, but abandoned it later and engaged in mercantile pursuits. He was a member of the board of school commissioners in 1845.
Landy was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1858. He was elected chief commissioner of highways in 1862. He died in Philadelphia in 1875. Originally interred in Monument Cemetery, he was reburied in Lawnview Cemetery in 1956.
- "Browse by Cemetery: Lawnview Cemetery". findagrave.com. Find A Grave. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
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|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district
1857 - 1859
John P. Verree
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