Alexander, James

Alexander, James

James Alexander, born in 1691 in Scotland, was an eminent lawyer who became famous for his support of Freedom of the Press.

In 1715, Alexander immigrated to America, and began a career of public service to New York and New Jersey. He performed the duties of surveyor general for the Province of New Jersey in 1715, and three years later served as recorder of Perth Amboy.

" …I think it absolutely necessary that some person be here to defend Zenger."
—James Alexander

Alexander participated in the Council of New York from 1721 to 1732 but continued to be active in New Jersey. He was admitted to the New Jersey Provincial bar in 1723, and joined the Council of New Jersey in that same year, serving until 1735. From 1723 to 1727 Alexander performed the duties of New Jersey attorney general.

In 1735, journalist John Peter Zenger was on trial, accused of libelous attacks on the administration of New York Governor William Cosby. Alexander served as codefense lawyer at this trial, and Alexander Hamilton pleaded the case. Zenger was acquitted, and the success of this defense was a triumph for the principles of a free press.

Alexander died in Albany, New York, on April 12, 1756.

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Passed away suddenly on 23rd May, aged 86 years, beloved husband of the late Sheila, loving dad of Andrew and Hilary, father-in-law of Mammed and grandad of Nicholas, Alexander, James and William.
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Above) Barkers Butts Under-13s (back row, from left), Zach Davies, Kane Bray, Mat Alexander, James Clifford, Cory Radford (captain), John McCarthy, Tyler Price, Ryan Shaw (vice-captain), Joe O'Toole; (front row), Ben Dale, Joe Brown, Ben Howes, Josh Palmer, Joe Thompson, Mat Walker, Chris Bates, Michael Harbridge, Kieran Mellor (missing is Warwick Whitewood); COMING THROUGH.
Also: Jason Alexander, James Belushi, Jason Biggs, Dane Cook, Harvey Fierstein, Whoopi Goldberg, Gilbert Gottfried, Alyson Hannigan, Jamie Kennedy, Jon Lovitz, Norm Macdonald, John Stamos.
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Above him on the list are his parents, Samuel and Jane, four brothers, John, Alexander, James, and Robert and three sisters, Mary, Agnes and Jane, her name spelled incorrectly as Jeane.

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