James G. Hampton

U.S. Congressperson

1814 – 1861

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Who was James G. Hampton?

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.

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Born
Jun 13, 1814
Bridgeton
Also known as
  • James Hampton
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Princeton University
    ( - 1835)
Died
Sep 22, 1861
Bridgeton

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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