Amaziah Bailey James served in 1861, 1869. Born in Stephentown, Rensselaer County, N.Y., Jul. 1, 1812. Admitted to practice 1838 and practiced law for 15 years in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County. Elected to state supreme court, 1853. Representative to Congress, 1877-1881. Died Jul. 6, 1883, in Ogdensburg, N.Y. See 1 The New York Times, History of the Bench and Bar of New York (1896), p. 367; see also 28 Alb LJ 40 (1883-1884); http://bioguide.congress.gov.
This biography appears in The Judges of the New York Court of Appeals: A Biographical History, ed. Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt (New York: Fordham University Press, 2007). It has not been updated since publication.