James J. Roosevelt served in 1850. Listed in some references as James J. or James John but in www.bioguide.congress.gov as James I. Born in New York City, Dec. 14, 1795. Columbia College graduate, 1815. State assembly 1835, 1839-1840; Representative (Democrat) to Congress, 1841-1843. State supreme court, 1851-1859. United States district attorney for the Southern District of New York, 1860-1861. Died New York City, Apr. 5, 1875. Internment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn. See 1 McAdam, History of the Bench and Bar of New York, New York History Co. (1897), p. 465.
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.