James Strong (U.S. politician)

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James Strong
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821
Preceded byPhilip J. Schuyler
Succeeded byWalter Patterson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1831
Preceded byRichard McCarty
Succeeded byJohn King
Personal details
Born(1783-10-06)October 6, 1783
Windham, Connecticut, USA
DiedAugust 8, 1847(1847-08-08) (aged 63)
Chester, New Jersey, USA
Political partyFederalist,
Adams-Clay Federalist,

James Strong (October 6, 1783 – August 8, 1847) was a United States Representative from New York.


Strong was born in Windham, Connecticut on October 6, 1783.[1] In 1806 he graduated from the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont, afterwards moving to Hudson, New York.[2]

Strong studied law, became an attorney in 1810, and practiced in Hudson.[3] He served in local offices, including member of the Columbia County Board of Supervisors,[4] alderman for the city of Hudson, and the judicial position of master in chancery.[5] He also served in the New York Militia as judge advocate of the 12th Brigade.[6]

He was elected as Federalist to the 16th United States Congress (March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821).

He was elected as an Adams-Clay Federalist to the 18th United States Congress, reelected as an Adams candidate to the 19th and 20th United States Congress, and reelected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the 21st United States Congress (March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1831). Strong was chairman of the Committee on Territories in the 19th and 20th Congresses.

In 1824 Strong received the honorary degree of master of arts from the University of Vermont. He later relocated to New York City, and he died in Chester, New Jersey on August 8, 1847.[7] Strong never married and had no children.


  1. ^ Dwight, Benjamin Woodbridge (1871). The History of the Descendants of Elder John Strong of Northampton, Mass. Volume 2. Albany, NY: Joel Munsell. p. 842.
  2. ^ Triennial Catalogue of the University of Vermont. Burlington, VT: Free Press Printing. 1854. p. 17.
  3. ^ Columbia County at the End of the Century. Hudson, NY: Record Printing and Publishing. 1900. p. 209.
  4. ^ Columbia County at the End of the Century. Hudson, NY: Record Printing and Publishing. 1900. p. 429.
  5. ^ Terry, R. M. (1885). Civil List of Columbia County, and Official Hand-Book, 1786-1886. Hudson, NY: J. W. Prentiss. pp. 48, 104.
  6. ^ Documents of the Senate of the State of New York. Volume 11. Albany, NY: J. B. Lyon Company. 1902. p. 2056.
  7. ^ The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge. Boston, MA: James Munroe & Co. 1847. p. 359.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Philip J. Schuyler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
Walter Patterson
Preceded by
Richard McCarty
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
John King