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Daniel DEWEY

(1766-1815)

DEWEY, Daniel, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Sheffield, Mass., January 29, 1766; attended Yale College; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1787 and commenced practice in Williamstown, Mass.; treasurer of Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., 1798-1814; member of the Governor’s council 1809-1812; elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth Congress and served from March 4, 1813, until February 24, 1814, when he resigned, having been assigned to a judicial position; appointed by Governor Strong an associate judge of the supreme court of Massachusetts on February 24, 1814, and served until his death in Williamstown, Mass., May 26, 1815; interment in West Lawn Cemetery.

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

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