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Caleb BAKER

(1762-1849)

BAKER, Caleb, a Representative from New York; born in Providence, R.I., in 1762; moved to New York in 1790 and resided in the towns of Chemung, Ashland, and Newtown, Tioga County, from 1790 to 1836, and in Southport, Chemung County, from 1836 until his death; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; assessor of the town of Chemung in 1791; taught school in Wellsburg, Chemung County, in 1803 and 1804; appointed surrogate of Tioga County on April 7, 1806, April 13, 1825, and again in 1829; appointed judge of common pleas in 1810; member of the State assembly in 1814, 1815, and again in 1829; justice of the peace of the town of Chemung in 1816; elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1821); died in Southport (now a part of Elmira), Chemung County, N.Y., June 26, 1849; interment in Fitzsimmons Cemetery.

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

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