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John BLAKE, Jr.

(1762-1826)

BLAKE, John, Jr., a Representative from New York; born in Ulster County, N.Y., December 5, 1762; attended the public schools; during the Revolutionary War served in the New York State Militia; appointed deputy sheriff of Ulster County in 1793; member of the State assembly 1798-1800; sheriff of Orange County 1803-1805; elected as a Republican to the Ninth and Tenth Congresses (March 4, 1805-March 3, 1809); again a member of the State assembly in 1812 and 1813; judge of the court of common pleas for Orange County 1815-1818; again served in the State assembly in 1819; supervisor of the town of Montgomery fifteen terms; died in Montgomery, Orange County, N.Y., January 13, 1826; interment in the Berea Churchyard, near Newburgh, N.Y.

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

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