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Rowland DAY

(1779-1853)

DAY, Rowland, a Representative from New York; born in Chester, Mass., March 6, 1779; moved with his parents to Skaneateles, N.Y., in 1805, and from thence to Moravia, N.Y., in 1810; engaged in mercantile pursuits; served in the State assembly in 1816 and 1817; member of the convention to revise the constitution of the State of New York in 1821; held several local offices in Sempronius, where he resided; elected as a Crawford Republicans candidate to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1825); elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1835); resumed mercantile pursuits; died in Moravia, Cayuga County, N.Y., December 23, 1853; interment in Indian Mound Cemetery.

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

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