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Leander BABCOCK

(1811-1864)

BABCOCK, Leander, a Representative from New York; born in Paris, Oneida County, N.Y., March 1, 1811; was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1830; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1834; moved to Oswego, N.Y., and commenced the practice of law; district attorney for Oswego County 1841-1843; mayor of Oswego in 1850 and 1851; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); president of the board of education in 1853 and 1855; died in Richfield Springs, N.Y., August 18, 1864; interment in Riverside Cemetery, Oswego, N.Y.

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

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