|United States Senator|
from New Jersey
March 4, 1809 – March 3, 1815
|Preceded by||John Condit|
|Succeeded by||James J. Wilson|
|Acting Governor of New Jersey|
October 28, 1802 – October 29, 1803
|Preceded by||Joseph Bloomfield |
|Succeeded by||Joseph Bloomfield |
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New Jersey's At-large district
March 4, 1805 – March 3, 1809
|Preceded by||James Mott|
|Succeeded by||James Cox|
|Born||February 24, 1746|
Amwell Township, Province of New Jersey, British America
(located in modern Lambertville, New Jersey)
|Died||February 4, 1823 (aged 76)|
Lambertville, New Jersey, U.S.
Lambert was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1780–1785, and in 1788. He was a member of the New Jersey Legislative Council from 1790–1804, and served as vice president from 1801 to 1804. Lambert was the Acting Governor of New Jersey in 1802 and 1803, serving in 1802 due to a deadlocked vote in the gubernatorial election. He was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Ninth United States Congress and Tenth United States Congress, serving in office from March 4, 1805 to March 3, 1809. Lambert was elected to the United States Senate and served a single term, from March 4, 1809, to March 3, 1815. On June 17, 1812, he voted against war with Britain.
Lambert owned and managed a plantation. He was an avid reader, and was known for owning one of the most esteemed libraries in Hunterdon County,
- The City of Lambertville, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Accessed August 21, 2007. "The City was named Lambertville in 1814 when the post office was established and honored the Honorable John Lambert, a local resident and United States Senator."
- Hutchinson, Viola L. The Origin of New Jersey Place Names, New Jersey Public Library Commission, May 1945. Accessed September 2, 2015.
- Gannett, Henry. The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States, p. 180. United States Government Printing Office, 1905. Accessed September 2, 2015.