James Guyon Jr.

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James Guyon Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st district
In office
January 14, 1820 – March 3, 1821
Preceded by George Townsend
Succeeded by Cadwallader D. Colden
Personal details
Born (1778-12-24)December 24, 1778
Staten Island, New York City, New York
Died March 9, 1846(1846-03-09) (aged 67)
Staten Island, New York City, New York
Political party Democratic-Republican

James Guyon Jr. (December 24, 1778 – March 9, 1846 Staten Island) was an American politician from New York.


He was the son of James Guyon (b. 1746) and Susannah Guyon. The Guyon family was of French Protestant descent. James Guyon Jr. was married three times: first to Ann Bedell; second to Ann Perine; and third to Martha Seguine.

Guyon Jr. was appointed captain of the Second Squadron, First Division of Cavalry, in 1807. He was member from Richmond County of the New York State Assembly in 1812-13 and 1814. He was promoted to the rank of major in 1814, and in 1819 colonel of the First Regiment of Horse Artillery.

In the United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 1818, Guyon Jr. received a larger number of votes, but Ebenezer Sage was declared elected because part of the vote was returned for "James Guyon" (omitting "Jr."). Sage did not take or claim the seat, and Guyon Jr. successfully contested the election, was seated on January 14, 1820, in the 16th United States Congress, and held office until March 3, 1821. Afterwards he engaged in farming.

He was interred in St. Andrew's Cemetery on Staten Island.


  • United States Congress. "James Guyon Jr. (id: G000539)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The New York Civil List (1858; page 278)
  • Old Families of Staten Island by J. J. Clute (pages 51f)
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Tredwell Scudder,
George Townsend
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Silas Wood,
Cadwallader D. Colden