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James Gordon (October 31, 1739 – January 17, 1810) was an Irish-born American merchant, soldier, and politician.

He was born in Killead, County Antrim, Ireland, and left in 1758, settling in Schenectady, New York. From that base and from Detroit, Michigan, he traded with various Native American tribes. He served as militia lieutenant colonel in the American Revolution, and, first in 1777, held various legislative offices, serving in both houses of the state legislature, and representing the state in the United States House of Representatives from 1791 until 1795.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jeremiah Van Rensselaer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 6th congressional district

1791 – 1793
Succeeded by
Ezekiel Gilbert
New district Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 9th congressional district

1793 – 1795
Succeeded by
John Williams

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