John Fine (politician)

John Fine (August 26, 1794 – January 4, 1867) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

John Fine
Member of the New York Senate
from the 15th district
In office
Preceded bynew district
Succeeded byWilliam A. Dart
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 14th congressional district
In office
March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841
Preceded byJames B. Spencer
Succeeded byHenry Bell Van Rensselaer
Personal details
Elijah Eugene Cummings

(1794-01-04)January 4, 1794
New York City, Manhattan, New York, U.S.
DiedJanuary 4, 1867(1867-01-04) (aged 72)
Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, New York, U.S.
Resting placeOgdensburg Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
EducationColumbia College
Litchfield Law School

Born in New York City, Fine received private instructions. He was graduated from Columbia College at New York City in 1809. He studied law in the Litchfield (Connecticut) Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1815 and commenced practice in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, New York. Treasurer of St. Lawrence County 1821–1833. He served as judge of the court of common pleas for St. Lawrence County from 1824 until his resignation in March 1839.

Fine was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841). He served as again judge of the court of common pleas from February 16, 1843, until the court was abolished in 1847. He was an unsuccessful candidate for judge of the State supreme court in 1847 and again in 1849. He was a member of the New York State Senate (15th D.) in 1848 and 1849. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Ogdensburg, New York, January 4, 1867. He was interred in Ogdensburg Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "John Fine (id: F000125)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James B. Spencer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 14th congressional district

Succeeded by
Henry Bell Van Rensselaer
New York State Senate
Preceded by
new district
New York State Senate
15th District

Succeeded by
William A. Dart