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James Hawkes (congressman)

James Hawkes (December 13, 1776 Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts - October 2, 1865 Rochester, Monroe County, New York) was an American politician from New York.

Life

He removed with his parents to Richfield, New York in 1789. He attended the common schools, taught school in Richfield and later in Burlington. Hawkes returned to Richfield, and was Sheriff of Otsego County from 1815 to 1819. He was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1820.

Hawkes was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Seventeenth United States Congress, holding office from December 3, 1821, to March 3, 1823.

He was buried at the Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester.

References

  • compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 71, 196, 280 and 404; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858) [gives "Hawks" as surname except at Congress list]
Preceded by
Joseph S. Lyman,
Robert Monell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th congressional district

1821 - 1823
with Samuel Campbell
Succeeded by
John Herkimer

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