John Lambert (1746 - 1823)

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Birthplace: Lambertville, NJ
Death: Died in Lambertville, NJ, USA
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About John Lambert

John Lambert (February 24, 1746 – February 4, 1823), was a New Jersey politician who served as a Representative, a U.S. Senator and as Acting Governor of New Jersey.

Born in what is now Lambertville, New Jersey, he pursued an academic course and engaged in agricultural pursuits. Lambert was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1780–1785, and in 1788. He was a member of the New Jersey Legislative Council from 1790–1804, and served as vice president from 1801 to 1804. Lambert was the Acting Governor of New Jersey in 1802 and 1803. He was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Ninth United States Congress and Tenth United States Congress, serving in office from March 4, 1805-March 4, 1809. Lambert was elected to the United States Senate and served a single term, from March 4, 1809, to March 4, 1815.

What is now the city of Lambertville was named in his honor in 1814 when the community's first post office was established.

Lambert owned and managed a plantation. He died near Lambertville, and was interred in Barber's Burying Ground, Delaware Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.


John Lambert, U.S. Senator's Timeline

February 24, 1746
Lambertville, NJ
February 4, 1823
Age 76
Lambertville, NJ, USA