James W. Gazlay
|James William Gazlay|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 1st district
March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825
|Preceded by||Thomas R. Ross|
|Succeeded by||James Findlay|
July 23, 1784|
New York City
|Died||June 8, 1874
|Resting place||Spring Grove Cemetery|
Born in New York City, Gazlay moved with his parents to Dutchess County, New York, in 1789. He attended the common schools, after which he pursued an academic course. He studied law in Poughkeepsie, New York. He was admitted to the bar in 1809 and practiced. He moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1813 and continued the practice of law.
Gazlay was elected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825). His opponent was Ohio State Senator and future President William Henry Harrison. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1824 to the Nineteenth Congress. Edited a weekly paper called the Western Tiller in 1826 and 1827. He engaged in literary pursuits. He died in Cincinnati, Ohio, June 8, 1874. He was interred in Spring Grove Cemetery.
- James W. Gazlay at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- James W. Gazlay at Find a Grave
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