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Bennet BICKNELL

(1781-1841)

BICKNELL, Bennet, a Representative from New York; born in Mansfield, Conn., November 14, 1781; attended the public schools; moved to Morrisville, N.Y., in 1808; served in the War of 1812; member of the State assembly in 1812; served in the State senate 1814-1818; clerk of Madison County, N.Y., 1821-1825; editor of the Madison Observer; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1839); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1838 to the Twenty-sixth Congress; died in Morrisville, Madison County, N.Y., September 15, 1841; interment in Morrisville Rural Cemetery.

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

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