FINDLAY, James (1770-1835)

FINDLAY, JAMES, (brother of John Findlay and William Findlay), a Representative from Ohio; born in Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pa., October 12, 1770; attended the public schools; moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1793; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; member of the Territorial legislative council in 1798; United States receiver of public moneys at Cincinnati in 1800; United States marshal of Ohio in 1802; member of the State house of representatives in 1803; mayor of Cincinnati in 1805 and 1806, and again in 1810 and 1811; served in the War of 1812 as colonel of the Second Ohio Volunteer Infantry; elected to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses and elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1833); was not a candidate for renomination in 1832; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor of Ohio in 1834; died in Cincinnati, Ohio, December 28, 1835; interment in Spring Grove Cemetery.

Cincinnati Historical Society
Cincinnati, OH
Papers: In Aaron Torrence Collection, 1790-1856. 21 feet (2,171 items).
Unpublished calendar in repository. Also described in published guide (1887).


Ohio Historical Society
Columbus, OH
Papers: 1823, 1 item.
A letter from James Findlay to Isaac D. Bernard written on October 15, 1823. In the letter, Findlay reports Democratic majorities in Pennsylvania local elections.


Xavier University
McDonald Memorial Library
Cincinnati, OH
Papers: 1 letter (1828), written from Washington, in the Moses Dawson correspondence, 1811-1845. 178 letters.
Inventory list available. Also on microfilm.