James Henderson Imlay
(November 26, 1764 – March 6, 1823) was a United States Representative
from New Jersey. Born in Imlaystown
, he pursued classical studies
and graduated from Princeton College
in 1786, where he was also a tutor. He studied law, was admitted to the bar
in 1791, and practiced; he was a major in the Monmouth County
Militia and served in the Revolutionary War
. He was a counselor in 1796, and was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly
from 1793 to 1796, serving as speaker in the latter year.
Imlay was elected as a Federalist
to the Fifth and Sixth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1797 to March 3, 1801. While in the House, he was one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1798 to conduct the impeachment
proceedings against U.S. Senator William Blount
In 1804 and 1805, Imlay was postmaster
of Allentown, New Jersey
, and resumed the practice of law there; he died in Allentown in 1823. Interment was in the Presbyterian Church Cemetery.