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Cadwallader David COLDEN

(1769-1834)

COLDEN, Cadwallader David, a Representative from New York; born in Springhill, near Flushing, N.Y., April 4, 1769; prepared for college by a private tutor and pursued classical studies at Jamaica, N.Y., and in London, England; returned to the United States in 1785; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1791 and commenced practice in New York City; moved to Poughkeepsie in 1793, and in 1796 relocated in New York City; appointed district attorney in 1798 and again in 1810; colonel of Volunteers in the War of 1812; member of the State assembly in 1818; mayor of the city of New York in 1819; as a Federalist successfully contested the election of Peter Sharpe to the Seventeenth Congress and served from December 12, 1821, to March 3, 1823; member of the State senate 1824-1827; moved to Jersey City, N.J.; devoted much time to the completion of the Morris Canal; died in Jersey City, N.J., on February 7, 1834.

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

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