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Davis CARPENTER

(1799-1878)

CARPENTER, Davis, a Representative from New York; born in Walpole, Cheshire County, N.H., December 25, 1799; studied medicine; was graduated from Middlebury (Vt.) College in 1824; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Brockport, Monroe County, N.Y.; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Azariah Boody and served from November 8, 1853, to March 3, 1855; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress; engaged in the practice of medicine in Brockport, N.Y., and died there October 22, 1878; interment in High Street Cemetery.

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

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