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Thomas Cotton CHITTENDEN

(1788-1866)

CHITTENDEN, Thomas Cotton, a Representative from New York; born in Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Mass., on August 30, 1788; moved to Adams, Jefferson County, N.Y.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1813 and commenced practice in Adams, N.Y.; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1843); appointed judge of Jefferson County in 1840, serving for five years; after entering upon his judicial duties, moved to Watertown, N.Y., the county seat; resumed the practice of law in Watertown; also engaged in banking; died in Watertown, N.Y., August 22, 1866; interment in Brookside Cemetery.

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

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