James Buchanan (New Jersey)

James Buchanan ( * June 17, 1839 in Ringoes, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, † October 30, 1900 in Trenton, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1885 and 1893 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Buchanan attended the common schools and the Clinton Academy. After a subsequent law studies at the Albany University and his 1864 was admitted to the bar he began to work in Trenton in this profession. In 1866 he was hired as Reading Clerk in managing the New Jersey General Assembly. In the years 1868 and 1869 Buchanan was a member of the education committee of the city Trenton. From 1872 to 1877 he was Chief Judge of the Court in Mercer County. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Republican Party. In 1872 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, was nominated to the President Ulysses S. Grant for re-election. 1875 Buchanan was curator of the Peddie Institute in Hightstown. Between 1883 and 1885 he sat in the City Council of Trenton.

In the congressional elections of 1884 Buchanan was in the second electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of J. Hart Brewer on March 4, 1885. After three re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1893 four legislative sessions. From 1889 to 1891 he was chairman of the Craft Committee. In 1892 he opted not to run again. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Buchanan again practiced as a lawyer in Trenton. In May 1900 he was legal representatives of this city. He was also still curator of Bucknell College in Lewisburg ( Pennsylvania). James Buchanan died on October 30, 1900 in Trenton.