Thomas Lee

Thomas Lee

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 2 Nov 1855 (aged 74)
Port Elizabeth, Cumberland County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Port Elizabeth, Cumberland County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 6406561 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He moved to New Jersey in 1798 and became a merchant, shipbuilder and landowner in Port Elizabeth. He was a judge of the court of common pleas, (1813-15), a member of the New Jersey State General Assembly, (1814-15) and Postmaster of Port Elizabeth, (1818-33). In 1833, he was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses, serving until 1837. After his term, he was again Postmaster of Port Elizabeth, (1846-49) and the founder of Port Elizabeth Library and Academy. He died at age 74 in Port Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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