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James Schureman

  • Birth 12 Feb 1756 New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 22 Jan 1824 New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Plot Lot 657
  • Memorial ID 7751716

US Congressman, US Senator. He served during the Revolutionary War as a member of the New Jersey Militia, participating in the August 27, 1775 Battle of Long Island, New York, where he was captured by British forces (he later escaped in 1777 to rejoin the Continental Army). He was elected as a Delegate from New Jersey to the Continental Congress, serving from 1786 to 1778. After the United States Constitution was ratified in 1789, he was elected as one of the first four Congressmen from New Jersey to the United States House of Representatives, serving as an At-Large Delegate from 1789 to 1791 (the other three were Elias Boudinot, Lambert Cadwalader and Thomas Sinnickson). After serving again as an At-Large Delegate from New Jersey to Congress from 1797 to 1799, he was elected as a Senator from New Jersey to the United States Senator, filling the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Rutherfurd. After serving from 1799 to 1801, he himself resigned the office. From 1801 to 1813 he was Mayor of New Brunswick, New Jersey, and then returned to Congress for a third time, being elected this time as a Federalist to represent New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District. After serving from 1813 to 1815, he declined to run for re-election, was subsequently elected again as New Brunswick Mayor, and served in that office until his death in 1824.

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James Schureman
Born Feb. 12, 1756
Died Jan. 22, 1824
Revolution Soldier


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  • Added: 10 Aug 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7751716
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Schureman (12 Feb 1756–22 Jan 1824), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7751716, citing First Reformed Church Cemetery, New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .