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Daniel CRUGER

(1780-1843)

CRUGER, Daniel, a Representative from New York; born in Sunbury, Pa., December 22, 1780; attended the public schools; learned the printer’s trade; published the Owego Democrat at Owego, N.Y.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1805, and commenced practice in Bath, N.Y.; served as major in the War of 1812; member of the State assembly 1814-1816 and again in 1826 and served as speaker in 1816; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1819); district attorney of the seventh district of New York 1815-1818, and of Steuben County 1818-1821; resumed the practice of law; moved to Wheeling, Va. (now West Virginia); died in Wheeling July 12, 1843; interment in the Stone Church Cemetery.

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

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