James M. Humphrey

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James M. Humphrey, Congressman and Judge from New York

James Morgan Humphrey (September 21, 1819 – February 9, 1899) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Holland, New York, Humphrey attended the common schools. Then he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1847, and commenced practice in East Aurora, New York.

He was District Attorney of Erie County from 1857 to 1859; and a member of the New York State Senate (31st D.) in 1864 and 1865.

Humphrey was elected as a Democrat to the 39th and 40th United States Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1865, to March 3, 1869. He was appointed to the Superior court of Buffalo, New York, in 1871 and served until January 1, 1873. Afterwards he resumed the practe of law until 1894, when he retired.

He died in Buffalo, New York, February 9, 1899, and was buried at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo.

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New York State Senate
Preceded by
John Ganson
New York State Senate
31st District

1864–1865
Succeeded by
David S. Bennett
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Ganson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 30th congressional district

1865–1869
Succeeded by
David S. Bennett