James Birdsall Edit Profile
Born in 1783, Birdsall studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1806.
Birdsall was the first lawyer to settle in Norwich, New York and became surrogate of Chenango County, New York in 1811. Elected as a Democratic-Republiccan to the Fourteenth Congress, Birdsall was United States Representative for the fifteenth district of New York from March 4, 1815 to March 3, 1817. He moved to Fenton, Michigan, in 1839 and later to Flint, Michigan.
Birdsall died in Flint, Genesee County, Michigan, on July 20, 1856 (age about 73 years). He is interred at Glenwood Cemetery, Flint, Michigan.
A member of the New York State Assembly (Chenango Coounty) in 1827, Birdsall was also one of the incorporators of the Bank of Chenango.