He was a Whig member of the New York State Assembly (Saratoga Co.) in 1846. He served as member of the board of supervisors of Saratoga County and served as chairman of the board in 1845, 1857, 1862, and 1874.
Marvin was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth, Thirty-ninth, and Fortieth Congresses (March 4, 1863 – March 4, 1869). He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses). He was not a candidate for renomination.
He served as president of the First National Bank of Saratoga Springs, New York. He served as director of the New York Central Railroad. He died at Saratoga Springs, New York, April 25, 1901, and was interred in Greenridge Cemetery.
This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.
- United States Congress. "James M. Marvin (id: M000210)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2009-5-12
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- James M. Marvin at Find a Grave
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