Isaac G. Farlee

Isaac Gray Farlee (May 18, 1787 – January 12, 1855) was a U.S. Representative from New Jersey for one term from 1843 to 1845.

Isaac Gray Farlee
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
Preceded byJohn Bancker Aycrigg
William Halstead
John Patterson Bryan Maxwell
Joseph Fitz Randolph
Charles C. Stratton
Thomas J. Yorke (Elected statewide on a Whig Party general ticket)
Succeeded byJohn Runk (W)
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
In office
1819
1821
1828
1830
Members of the New Jersey Senate
In office
1847-1849
Personal details
BornMay 18, 1787
Whitehouse, New Jersey
DiedJanuary 12, 1855(1855-01-12) (aged 67)
Flemington, New Jersey
Political partyDemocratic
ProfessionPolitician

BiographyEdit

Born in the Whitehouse section of Readington Township, New Jersey, Farlee attended the public schools.

He engaged in mercantile pursuits in Flemington. He served as member of the New Jersey General Assembly in 1819, 1821, 1828, and 1830 and served as clerk of Hunterdon County from 1830 to 1840, and was a Brigadier general of the State militia.[1]

Farlee was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress, serving in office from March 4, 1843 to March 3, 1845, but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1844 to the Twenty-ninth Congress. He lost the 1844 race by just 16 votes and he contested the election on the grounds that enough Princeton students, who were ineligible due to residency, had voted to swing the election. While some on the committee agreed, his contest was narrowly decided against him in the full House.

He served as member of the New Jersey Senate from 1847 to 1849, and served as judge of the Court of Common Pleas from 1852 to 1855.[1]

DeathEdit

He died in Flemington, New Jersey, January 12, 1855, and was interred there in Presbyterian Cemetery.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b
    • United States Congress. "Isaac G. Farlee (id: F000017)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
At-large
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 3rd congressional district

1843–1845
Succeeded by