John Lambert (politician)

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John Lambert
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United States Senator
from New Jersey
In office
March 4, 1809 – March 4, 1815
Preceded by John Condit
Succeeded by James J. Wilson
Acting Governor of New Jersey
In office
October 28, 1802 – October 29, 1803
Preceded by Joseph Bloomfield
as Governor
Succeeded by Joseph Bloomfield
as Governor
Personal details
Born (1746-02-24)February 24, 1746
Lambertville, New Jersey
Died February 4, 1823(1823-02-04) (aged 76)
Lambertville, New Jersey
Political party Democratic-Republican

John Lambert (February 24, 1746 – February 4, 1823), was a New Jersey politician who served as a Representative, a U.S. Senator and as Acting Governor of New Jersey.

Born in what is now Lambertville, New Jersey, he pursued an academic course and engaged in agricultural pursuits. Lambert was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1780–1785, and in 1788. He was a member of the New Jersey Legislative Council from 1790–1804, and served as vice president from 1801 to 1804. Lambert was the Acting Governor of New Jersey in 1802 and 1803. He was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Ninth United States Congress and Tenth United States Congress, serving in office from March 4, 1805 to March 4, 1809. Lambert was elected to the United States Senate and served a single term, from March 4, 1809, to March 4, 1815. On June 17, 1812, he voted against war with Britain.

What is now the city of Lambertville was named in his honor in 1814 when the community's first post office was established.[1]

Lambert owned and managed a plantation. He died near Lambertville, and was interred in Barber's Burying Ground, Delaware Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The City of Lambertville, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Accessed August 21, 2007. "The City was named Lambertville in 1814 when the post office was established and honored the Honorable John Lambert, a local resident and United States Senator."

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph Bloomfield
Governor
Acting Governor of New Jersey
1802–1803
Succeeded by
Joseph Bloomfield
Governor
United States Senate
Preceded by
John Condit
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from New Jersey
1809–1815
Served alongside: Aaron Kitchell, John Condit
Succeeded by
James J. Wilson