BELDEN, James Jerome, (1825 - 1904)


"The House of Representatives of the Fifty Third Congress" (detail), The Graphic Chicago, 1893, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

BELDEN, James Jerome, a Representative from New York; born in Fabius, Onondaga County, N.Y., September 30, 1825; attended the common schools; engaged in the banking business at Syracuse, N.Y., in 1880; also interested in the construction of railroads and public works; served as mayor of Syracuse, N.Y., in 1877 and 1878; elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Frank Hiscock; reelected to the Fifty-first, Fifty-second, and Fifty-third Congresses and served from November 8, 1887, to March 3, 1895; was not a candidate for renomination in 1894; elected to the Fifty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1899); was not a candidate for renomination in 1898; died in Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y., January 1, 1904; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.