James Lent

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For the former Nova Scotia politician, see James Lent (Nova Scotia politician).

James Lent (1782 – February 22, 1833) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Newtown, Long Island (now a part of the Borough of Queens), New York, Lent engaged in mercantile pursuits in New York City. He served as judge of Queens County and served from February 5, 1823, to March 4, 1829.

Lent was 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. He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State (Twenty-second Congress). He was interred in the Congressional Cemetery. He was reinterred in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Newtown, Long Island, New York.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Silas Wood
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st congressional district

1829–1833
Succeeded by
Abel Huntington

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