James Henderson Imlay

James Henderson Imlay (* November 26, 1764 in Imlaystown, Monmouth County, New Jersey; † March 6, 1823 in Allentown, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1797 and 1801, he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Imlay attended Princeton College until 1786. After a subsequent law degree in 1791 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession. He was also a member of the state militia. Between 1793 and 1796, he sat as an MP in the New Jersey General Assembly, which he was president in 1796. End of the 1790s he joined, founded by Alexander Hamilton Federalist Party.

The New Jersey State far discharged congressional elections of 1796 Imlay was chosen for the second seat of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he took up his new mandate on March 4, 1797. After a re-election, this time for the fourth parliamentary seat, he was able to complete two terms in Congress, 1801 to March 3. During this time, the administration and Congress incorporated the new federal capital, Washington DC In 1798, James Imlay was one of the deputies, who were entrusted with the implementation of an impeachment of U.S. Senator William Blount.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives James Imlay again practiced as a lawyer. In the years 1804 and 1805 he was postmaster in Allentown. He is also passed on 6 March 1823.