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Henry Booth COWLES

(1798-1873)

COWLES, Henry Booth, a Representative from New York; born in Hartford, Conn., March 18, 1798; moved with his father to Dutchess County, N.Y., in 1809; was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1816; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Putnam County; member of the State assembly 1826-1828; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1831); moved to New York City in 1834 and practiced law until his death there on May 17, 1873; interment in Rhinebeck Cemetery, Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, N.Y.

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

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