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Barnabas BIDWELL

(1763-1833)

BIDWELL, Barnabas, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Tyringham (now Monterey), Mass., August 23, 1763; was graduated from Yale College in 1785; studied law at Brown University, Providence, R.I.; was admitted to the bar in 1805 and commenced practice in Stockbridge, Mass.; served in the State senate 1801-1804; member of the State house of representatives 1805-1807; elected as a Republican to the Ninth and Tenth Congresses and served from March 4, 1805, until his resignation on July 13, 1807; attorney general of Massachusetts from June 15, 1807, to August 30, 1810; moved to Canada about 1815 and settled near Kingston; became interested in political affairs and engaged in the practice of law; died in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, July 27, 1833; interment in Cataraqui Cemetery, Cataraqui, Ontario.

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

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