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James Emott

James Emott, American congressman, Jurist. member of New York State Assembly from Albany County, 1804, 14-17, speaker, 1804-1814; member United States House of Representatives from New York, 11th-12th congresses, 1809-1813.

Background

  • Emott, James was born on March 14, 1771 in Poughkeepsie, New York, United States. Son of William and Celia (Polmantere) Emott.

  • Education

    • A.M. (honorary). Union College, 1800. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Columbia, 1833.

    Career

    • Admitted to New York bar, 1790. Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County, 1804, 14-17, speaker, 1804-1814. Member United States House of Representatives from New York, 11th-12th congresses, 1809-1813.

      Judge New York Court of Common Pleas, 1817-1827. Judge 2d New York Judicial District, 1827-1831. An incorporator, president Dutchess Mutual Insurance Company.

      A founder Poughkeepsie Savings Bank.

    Membership

    Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County, 1804, 14-17, speaker, 1804-1814. Member United States House of Representatives from New York, 11th-12th congresses, 1809-1813.

    Connections

    • Married Melissa White, September 20, 1818. Married second, Esther Crary, January 27, 1821, 1 son, James.
    • father: William Emott
    • mother: Celia (Polmantere) Emott
    • spouses: Melissa White
    • Esther Crary
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    Died April 7, 1850
    (aged 79)
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