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Andrew DeWitt BRUYN

(1790-1838)

BRUYN, Andrew DeWitt, a Representative from New York; born in Warwarsing, Ulster County, N.Y., November 18, 1790; attended Kingston Academy, Kingston, N.Y., and was graduated from Princeton College in 1810; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1814 and commenced practice in Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y.; justice of the peace in 1817; first surrogate of Tompkins County 1817-1821; member of the State assembly in 1818; appointed trustee of Ithaca in 1821; president of the village in 1822; unsuccessful candidate for election to the State senate in 1825; county supervisor in 1825; treasurer of the village 1826-1828; judge of the court of common pleas 1826-1836; served as a director of the Ithaca & Owego Railroad in 1828; also interested in banking; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress and served from March 4, 1837, until his death in Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y., on July 27, 1838; interment in Ithaca City Cemetery.

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

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