James H. Graham

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James H. Graham, Congressman from New York

James Harper Graham (September 18, 1812 – June 23, 1881) was an American politician from New York.

Life[edit]

Born in Bovina, New York, Graham attended the public schools, and then engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was Town Supervisor of Delhi and Chairman of the Delaware County Board of Supervisors.

Graham was elected as a Republican to the 36th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1859, to March 3, 1861.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Delaware Co., 2nd D.) in 1871; and of the New York State Senate (23rd D.) in 1872 and 1873.

Afterwards he engaged in agricultural and mercantile pursuits. He died in Delhi on June 23, 1881, and was buried at the Woodland Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Oliver A. Morse
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 19th congressional district

1859–1861
Succeeded by
Richard Franchot
New York Assembly
Preceded by
Orson M. Allaben
New York State Assembly
Delaware County, 2nd District

1871
Succeeded by
Matthew Griffin
New York State Senate
Preceded by
John F. Hubbard Jr.
New York State Senate
23rd District

1872–1873
Succeeded by
James G. Thompson