James Girard Lindsley
James Girard Lindsley
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 17th district
March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887
|Preceded by||Henry G. Burleigh|
|Succeeded by||Stephen T. Hopkins|
|Born||March 19, 1819|
Orange, New Jersey, U.S.
|Died||December 4, 1898 (aged 79)|
Kingston, New York, U.S.
|Resting place||Montrepose Cemetery in Kingston, New York|
|Spouse(s)||Sarah Esther Tompkins Lindsley|
Laura B. Oatley Lindsley
|Children||Anna Lindsley McAllister|
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.
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.
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- United States Congress. "James Girard Lindsley (id: L000329)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- James Girard Lindsley at Find a Grave
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Henry G. Burleigh
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 17th congressional district
Stephen T. Hopkins
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