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James Emott

congressman , jurist

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