James Graham Clinton Edit Profile
Born in Little Britain, New York on January 2, 1804, Clinton attended the common schools and Newburgh Academy. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1823 and practiced in Newburgh.
Clinton served as Orange County Master in Chancery, and judge of the county court of common pleas. He served as director of the Newburgh Whaling Company and of the Delaware and Hudson Railway. Clinton was also a colonel in the New York Militia.
Clinton was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1845). He served as chairman of the Committee on Public Expenditures (Twenty-eighth Congress). He was not a candidate for reelection in 1844, and resumed practicing law.
Clinton died in New York City on May 28, 1849 at the age of 45. He was interred in the family cemetery at Little Britain, and reinterred at Woodlawn Cemetery in New Windsor.
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