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Harmon Sweatland CONGER

(1816-1882)

CONGER, Harmon Sweatland, a Representative from New York; born in Freeport, Cortland County, N.Y., April 9, 1816; attended the local academy at Cortland in 1833; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1844 and commenced practice in Cortland, N.Y.; editor and owner of the Cortland County Whig 1840-1845; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Congresses (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1851); resumed the practice of law in Cortland, N.Y.; moved to Janesville, Wis., in 1855 and continued the practice of law; elected judge of the circuit court in 1870; reelected in 1877 and served until his death in Janesville, Rock County, Wis., October 22, 1882; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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

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