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Gamaliel Henry BARSTOW

(1784-1865)

BARSTOW, Gamaliel Henry, a Representative from New York; born in Sharon, Litchfield County, Conn., July 20, 1784; moved to Tioga County, N.Y., in 1812; worked on his father’s farm and taught school; studied medicine in Barrington, Mass., and practiced; member of the State assembly 1815-1819; appointed first judge of the Tioga County Court in 1818 and served until 1823; served in the State senate 1819-1822; again a member of the State assembly 1823-1826; State treasurer 1825-1828 and again in 1838; supervisor of Nichols, N.Y., in 1830; elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-second Congress (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1833); continued the practice of medicine and engaged in agricultural pursuits in Nichols, N.Y., until his death there March 30, 1865; interment in Asbury Cemetery, near Nichols, N.Y.

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

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