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William CAHOON

(1774-1833)

CAHOON, William, a Representative from Vermont; born in Providence, R.I., January 12, 1774; attended the common schools; moved with his parents to Lyndon, Vt., in 1791 and engaged in milling and agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives 1802-1810; succeeded his father as town clerk in 1808; presidential elector in 1808 and voted for Madison and Langdon; county judge 1811-1819; appointed major general in the militia in 1808 and served during the War of 1812; delegate to the State constitutional conventions in 1814 and 1828; member of the executive council 1815-1820; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont in 1820 and 1821; elected on the Anti-Masonic ticket to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1833); unsuccessful candidate in 1832 for reelection to the Twenty-third Congress; died in Lyndon, Vt., May 30, 1833; interment in Lyndon Town Cemetery, Lyndon Center, Vt.

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

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