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John CRAMER

(1779-1870)

CRAMER, John, a Representative from New York; born in Waterford, N.Y., May 17, 1779; attended the rural schools and was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1801; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Waterford, N.Y.; presidential elector on the ticket of Jefferson and Clinton in 1804; appointed a master in chancery in 1805; member of the State assembly in 1806 and 1811; served in the State senate 1823-1825; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1821; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1837); again a member of the State assembly in 1842; died in Waterford, Saratoga County, N.Y., June 1, 1870; interment in Waterford Rural Cemetery.

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

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