Thomas Lee Edit Profile
He resided in Chester Valley, Pennsylvania during his earlier years and attended the common schools.
He moved to Leesburg, New Jersey (within Maurice River Township, about 1798 and to Port Elizabeth in 1805. He became a merchant, shipbuilder, and landowner. He was postmaster of Port Elizabeth from 1818–1833 and 1846-1849.
Lee was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses, serving in office from March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1837, and was chairman of the Committee on Accounts in the Twenty-fourth Congress. He died in Port Elizabeth on November 2, 1856, and was interred in the Methodist Episcopal Churchyard.
He was a judge of the Court of Common Pleas from 1813–1815 and a member of the New Jersey General Assembly in 1814 and 1815.