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Edward CURTIS

(1801-1856)

CURTIS, Edward, a Representative from New York; born in Windsor, Vt., October 25, 1801; was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1821; studied law; was admitted to the New York bar in 1824 and commenced the practice of law in New York City; member of the common council in 1834, and was elected president of the board of assistant aldermen; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1841); chairman, Committee on Commerce (Twenty-sixth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination to the Twenty-seventh Congress; appointed collector of the port of New York City March 18, 1841, and served in that office until July 7, 1844; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C.; died in New York City on August 2, 1856; place of interment unknown.

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

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