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James G. Hampton

Born: Jun 13, 1814

Death: Sep 22, 1861

Birthplace: Bridgeton

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

James G. Hampton

Date of Birth : Jun 13, 1814
Date of Death : Sep 22, 1861
Birth Place : Bridgeton

James Giles Hampton was an American Whig Party politician who represented New Jersey's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1845 to 1849. Hampton was born in Bridgeton, New Jersey on June 13, 1814. He attended the common schools and was graduated from Princeton College in 1835. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1839 and commenced practice in Bridgeton. He was collector of the port of Bridgeton from 1841-1844. Hampton was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Congresses, serving in office from March 4, 1845 to March 3, 1849, but was not a candidate for renomination in 1848. After leaving Congress, he resumed the practice of law in Bridgeton. He was solicitor of the Board of Chosen Freeholders of Cumberland County in 1852. He died in Bridgeton on September 22, 1861, and was interred in that city's Old Broad Street Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Profession


  • Lawyer
  • Politician

Also known as


  • James Hampton
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