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Daniel CADY

(1773-1859)

CADY, Daniel, (uncle of John Watts Cady), a Representative from New York; born in Canaan, Columbia County, N.Y., April 29, 1773; attended the public schools; studied law in Albany, N.Y.; was admitted to the bar in 1795 and commenced practice in Florida, N.Y.; moved to Johnstown (then in Montgomery County), N.Y., and continued the practice of law; member of the State assembly 1808-1813; village trustee in 1808 and supervisor in 1809 and 1810; district attorney of the fifth district in 1813; elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); was not a candidate for renomination in 1816; resumed the practice of law; served as justice of the State supreme court, fourth district, from June 7, 1847, to January 1, 1855, when he resigned; served as judge of the court of appeals in 1853; presidential elector on the Republican ticket in 1856 and served as president of the State electoral college; died in Johnstown, N.Y., October 31, 1859; interment in Johnstown Cemetery.

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

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