James F. Starbuck

American lawyer and politician

James F. Starbuck (September 5, 1816 in Scipio, Cayuga County, New York – December 11, 1880) was an American lawyer and politician.

James F. Starbuck
A small, white house with a man in a tuxedo and top hat looking at the house
James F. Starbuck at the Starbuck Mansion in Watertown, New York c. 1870s
New York State Senate
In office
Personal details
Born(1816-09-05)September 5, 1816
Scipio, New York
DiedDecember 11, 1880(1880-12-11) (aged 64)

Starbuck was born on September 5, 1816 in Scipio, New York.[1] He attended Western Reserve College in 1836.[1] He moved to Watertown, New York in 1839.[2] Starbuck was admitted to the bar in 1844, and practiced in Watertown.[1]

Starbuck was a secretary for the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1846. Starbuck was District Attorney of Jefferson County from 1850 to 1854.[2]

Starbucks gravestone in Brookside Cemetery, Watertown, New York

He was a member of the New York State Senate (18th D.) in 1876 and 1877.[2] Starbuck died on December 11, 1880.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Ex-Senator Starbuck" (PDF). The New York Times. December 12, 1880. Retrieved June 10, 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Monroe, Joel Henry (1912). Through Eleven Decades of History: Watertown, a History from 1800 to 1912.
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Andrew C. Middleton
New York State Senate
18th District

Succeeded by
Henry E. Turner