Isaac Gray Farlee
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New Jersey's 3rd district
March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
|Preceded by||John Bancker Aycrigg|
John Patterson Bryan Maxwell
Joseph Fitz Randolph
Charles C. Stratton
Thomas J. Yorke (Elected statewide on a Whig Party general ticket)
|Succeeded by||John Runk (W)|
|Member of the New Jersey General Assembly|
|Members of the New Jersey Senate|
|Born||May 18, 1787|
Whitehouse, New Jersey
|Died||January 12, 1855 (aged 67)|
Flemington, New Jersey
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.
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 died in Flemington, New Jersey, January 12, 1855, and was interred there in Presbyterian Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "Isaac G. Farlee (id: F000017)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.