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James BIRDSALL

(1783-1856)

BIRDSALL, James, a Representative from New York; born in that State in 1783; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1806 and was the first lawyer to settle in Norwich, Chenango County, N.Y.; surrogate of Chenango County, N.Y., in 1811; elected as a Republican to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); member of the State assembly in 1827; one of the incorporators of the Bank of Chenango; moved to Fenton, Genesee County, Mich., in 1839 and later to Flint, Mich., where he died July 20, 1856; interment in Glenwood Cemetery.

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

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