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Benedict ARNOLD

(1780-1849)

ARNOLD, Benedict, (brother-in-law of Matthias J. Bovee), a Representative from New York; born in Amsterdam, Montgomery County, N.Y., October 5, 1780; attended the common schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits and also was an extensive landowner and philanthropist; supervisor of Amsterdam 1813-1816; member of the State assembly in 1816 and 1817; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1831); was not a candidate for reelection in 1830; president of the board of trustees of the village of Amsterdam in 1832; did not resume active business pursuits, but lived in retirement until his death in Amsterdam, N.Y., March 3, 1849; interment in Green Hill Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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