James Sloan (congressman)

James Sloan (* in New Jersey; † September 7, 1811 in Elmira, New York ) was an American politician. Between 1803 and 1809 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Neither Sloan's date of birth or place of birth be more accurate have survived. There is no information about his youth and schooling. Thereafter, he worked in agriculture. He lived in the now defunct Newton Township, where he was for some years held various local offices.

Sloan was a member of the founded by Thomas Jefferson Democratic- Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1802, he was for the then newly established sixth seat from New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took his seat on March 4, 1803. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1809 three legislative periods. In this time of 1803 by President Jefferson was incurred Louisiana Purchase. In 1804, the Twelfth Amendment to the Constitution was ratified.

In 1808 he gave up another candidacy. James Sloan died on September 7, 1811 in Elmira.