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James Girard Lindsley

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Preceded by  Henry G. Burleigh
Name  James Lindsley
Resigned  March 3, 1887
Profession  Lawyer Politician
Succeeded by  Stephen T. Hopkins

Political party  Republican
Party  Republican Party
Citizenship  US
Role  American Politician
Resting place  New York
James Girard Lindsley
Born  March 19, 1819 Orange, New Jersey, U.S. (1819-03-19)
Spouse(s)  Sarah Esther Tompkins Lindsley Laura B. Oatley Lindsley
Children  Anna Lindsley McAllister
Died  December 4, 1898, Kingston, New York, United States

James Girard Lindsley (March 19, 1819 – December 4, 1898) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York.


Early life

Born in Orange, New Jersey, Lindsley attended the public schools, the military academy in Orange operated by Truman B. Ransom, and Pierson's Orange Classical School.


Lindsley moved to New York and was a trustee of the village of Rondout, New York from 1859 to 1864. He also served as president of the village of Rondout in 1852 and 1867-1869.

An ardent Whig, Republican, and Liberal, Lindsley was elected supervisor of Kingston, New York, in March 1872 and in April of the same year was elected the first mayor of Kingston, to which office he was reelected for six consecutive years. He was general manager of the Newark Lime & Cement Manufacturing Co., Kingston, New York, and was the organizer and president of the Kingston Water Co.

Elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth Congress, Lindsley served as United States Representative for the first district of New York (March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887). He was not a candidate for reelection in 1886.


Lindsley died in Kingston, New York, on December 4, 1898 (age 79 years, 260 days). He is interred at Montrepose Cemetery in Kingston, New York.

Personal life

The son of John Morris and Charlotte Taylor Lindsley, he married Sarah Esther Tompkins on September 25, 1844, and they had one daughter, Anna Lindsley McAllister. Sarah died on June 29, 1876, and Lindsley married Laura B. Oatley on July 3, 1877.


James Girard Lindsley Wikipedia

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