- Thomas Lee (New Jersey)
Thomas Lee (
November 28, 1780- November 2, 1856) was a American Jacksonian Party politician who represented New Jerseyat large in the United States House of Representativesfrom 1833-1837.
Lee was born in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniaon November 28, 1780. He resided in Chester Valley, Pennsylvaniaduring his earlier years and attended the common schools. He moved to Leesburg, New Jersey(within Maurice River Township, about 1798 and to Port Elizabeth in 1805. He became a merchant, shipbuilder, and landowner. He was a judge of the Court of Common Pleas from 1813-1815 and a member of the New Jersey General Assemblyin 1814 and 1815. He was postmaster of Port Elizabeth from 1818-1833 and 1846-1849.
Lee was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses, serving in office from
March 4, 1833- March 3, 1837, and was chairman of the Committee on Accounts in the Twenty-fourth Congress.
He was founder of Port Elizabeth Library and Academy. He died in Port Elizabeth on
November 2, 1856, and was interred in the Methodist Episcopal Churchyard.
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