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Timothy CHILDS

(1785-1847)

CHILDS, Timothy, a Representative from New York; born in Pittsfield, Mass., in 1785; moved to Rochester, N.Y.; was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1811; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Rochester, N.Y.; prosecuting attorney of Monroe County 1821-1831; member of the State assembly in 1828 and again in 1833; elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-first Congress (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1831); resumed the practice of law; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress; and reelected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1839); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Twenty-fifth Congress); elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); died in Santa Cruz, N.Mex., November 8, 1847.

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

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