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Samuel BARTON

(1785-1858)

BARTON, Samuel, a Representative from New York; born in New Dorp, Richmond County, N.Y., July 27, 1785; attended the common schools; agent for Commodore Vanderbilt’s steamship lines; served in the State militia as a major in 1818 and as a colonel in 1833; member of the State assembly in 1821 and 1822; served on the Andrew Jackson reception committee in 1833; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1837); was not a candidate for renomination in 1836; resumed his former pursuits in the steamship business; director of the Tompkinsville Lyceum in 1842; died in New Dorp, Richmond County, N.Y., January 29, 1858; interment in Moravian Cemetery.

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

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