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Francis Brockholst CUTTING

(1804-1870)

CUTTING, Francis Brockholst, a Representative from New York; born in New York City August 6, 1804; attended Bensel School and was also tutored privately; studied law in the Litchfield (Conn.) Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1827 and commenced practice in New York City; member of the State assembly in 1836 and 1837; was not a candidate for reelection; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1836 to the Twenty-fifth Congress; member of the board of aldermen in 1843; city recorder; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); was not a candidate for renomination in 1854; resumed the practice of law; died in New York City June 26, 1870; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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

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