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John Charles CHURCHILL

(1821-1905)

CHURCHILL, John Charles, a Representative from New York; born in Mooers, Clinton County, N.Y., January 17, 1821; attended the Burr Seminary, Manchester, Vt., and was graduated from Middlebury College, Vermont, in 1843; teacher of languages in the Castleton Seminary, Vermont, and a tutor in Middlebury College; attended the Dane Law School of Harvard University; was admitted to the bar in 1847 and commenced practice in Oswego, Oswego County, N.Y., in 1848; member of the Oswego Board of Education 1853-1856; member of the board of supervisors of Oswego County in 1854 and 1855; prosecuting attorney 1857-1860; judge of Oswego County 1860-1864; appointed by Governor Morgan commisioner to superintend the draft for Oswego County in 1862 and 1863; elected as a Republican to the Fortieth and Forty-first Congresses (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1871); chairman, Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Forty-first Congress); delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1876; unsuccessful candidate for secretary of state of New York in 1877; again a member of the Oswego Board of Education, and president of the board in 1879 and 1880; appointed associate justice of the supreme court of New York to fill a vacancy January 17, 1881; was subsequently elected, and served until the expiration of his term by age limit December 31, 1891; died in Oswego, N.Y., June 4, 1905; interment in Riverside Cemetery.

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

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