James F. Randolph

James Fitz Randolph ( born June 26, 1791 Middlesex County, New Jersey; † January 25, 1872 in Easton, Pennsylvania ) was an American politician. Between 1828 and 1833 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Randolph enjoyed only limited education and made after an apprenticeship in the printing trade. He was then engaged in the newspaper business. Between 1812 and 1842 he published the newspaper "New Brunswick Fredonian ". He also worked 1815-1846 for the Federal Financial Authority in New Jersey. Meanwhile, Randolph was also usher in a court of appeal. In the 1820s he began a political career. He was a supporter of President John Quincy Adams and was the end of the decade a member of the National Republican Party, which stood in opposition to Andrew Jackson's Democratic Party. In the years 1823 and 1824 he was a deputy in the New Jersey General Assembly.

After the death of Congressman George Holcombe Randolph was for the third seat from New Jersey as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on December 1, 1828. After two re- elections he could remain until March 3, 1833 in Congress. After the inauguration of President Jackson was discussed inside and outside of Congress vehemently about its policy. It was about the controversial enforcement of the Indian Removal Act, the conflict with the State of South Carolina, which culminated in the Nullifikationskrise, and banking policy of the President.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives James Randolph resumed his previous activities as a newspaper editor and in financial management again. He was also president of a bank in New Brunswick. Politically, he is no more have appeared. He died on January 25, 1872 in Easton, where he was also buried.