James B. Spencer

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James B. Spencer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 14th district
In office
Personal details
James Bradley Spencer

(1781-04-26)April 26, 1781
Salisbury, Connecticut
DiedMarch 26, 1848(1848-03-26) (aged 66)
Fort Covington, New York
Political partyDemocratic

James Bradley Spencer (April 26, 1781 – March 26, 1848) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Salisbury, Connecticut, Spencer received a limited education. He moved to Franklin County, New York, and settled in Fort Covington. He raised a company for the War of 1812, and served as Captain in the Twenty-ninth United States Infantry. He was appointed a local magistrate in 1814 and was Surrogate of Franklin County 1828–1837. He was appointed loan commissioner in 1829 and served as member of the state assembly in 1831 and 1832.

Spencer was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839).

He died in Fort Covington, New York, March 26, 1848. He was interred probably in the Old Cemetery near Fort Covington.


  • United States Congress. "James B. Spencer (id: S000725)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ransom H. Gillet
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 14th congressional district

March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839
Succeeded by
John Fine

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