James Birdsall

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James Birdsall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th district
In office
March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1817
Preceded by Isaac Williams, Jr.,
Joel Thompson
Succeeded by Isaac Williams, Jr.,
John R. Drake
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the Chenango County district
In office
January 1, 1827 – December 31, 1827
Preceded by John C. Clark
Succeeded by Tilly Lynde
Personal details
Born July 22, 1837 (1837-07-22)
New York
Died November 22, 1906 (1906-11-23) (aged 69)
Flint, Michigan
Citizenship  United States
Political party Democratic-Republiccan Party
Spouse(s) Rizpah Steere Birdsall

Henry Huntington Birdsall

Maurice Birdsall



James Birdsall (1783 – July 20, 1856) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York.


Born in 1783, Birdsall studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1806. He married Rizpah Steere, and they had two sons, Henry Huntington, and Maurice.[1]


Birdsall was the first lawyer to settle in Norwich, New York and became surrogate of Chenango County, New York in 1811.

Elected as a Democratic-Republiccan to the Fourteenth Congress, Birdsall was United States Representative for the fifteenth district of New York from March 4, 1815 to March 3, 1817.[2]

A member of the New York State Assembly (Chenango Coounty) in 1827, Birdsall was also one of the incorporators of the Bank of Chenango. He moved to Fenton, Michigan, in 1839 and later to Flint, Michigan.


Birdsall died in Flint, Genesee County, Michigan, on July 20, 1856 (age about 73 years). He is interred at Glenwood Cemetery, Flint, Michigan.[3]


  1. ^ "James Birdsall". Find A Grave. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "James Birdsall". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "James Birdsall". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
John C. Clark
New York State Assembly
Chenango County

Succeeded by
Tilly Lynde
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Isaac Williams, Jr.,
Joel Thompson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th congressional district

March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1817
with Jabez D. Hammond
Succeeded by
Isaac Williams, Jr.,
John R. Drake