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  Roosevelt, James John "James I."
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NameJames John "James I." Roosevelt
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New York, New York , United States
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Born December 14, 1795
DiedApril 05, 1875 (79 years)
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InfoROOSEVELT, James I., (uncle of Robert Barnwell Roosevelt), a Representative from New York; born in New York City December 14, 1795; was graduated from Columbia College, New York City, in 1815; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1818 and commenced practice in New York City; councilman; member of the State assembly in 1835 and 1840; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1842 to the Twenty-eighth Congress; studied foreign law in the courts of England, Holland, and France; justice of the supreme court of the State of New York 1851-1859; served one term as ex officio judge of the State court of appeals in 1859; appointed United States district attorney for southern New York by President Buchanan and served in 1860 and 1861; engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in New York City on April 5, 1875; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Father Jacobus "James" Roosevelt 1759-1840
Brother Cornelius Roosevelt 1794-1871
Nephew Silas Weir Roosevelt 1823-1870
Nephew Robert B. Roosevelt 1829-1906
Nephew Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. 1831-1878

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