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John Reuben DRAKE

(1782-1857)

DRAKE, John Reuben, a Representative from New York; born in Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County, N.Y., November 28, 1782; completed preparatory studies; engaged in mercantile and agricultural pursuits; supervisor of the town of Owego in 1813; first judge of Broome County 1815-1823; member of the State assembly 1817-1819; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1819); judge of the court of common pleas for Tioga County 1833-1838; member of the State assembly in 1834; president of Owego village 1841-1845; died in Owego, Tioga County, N.Y., on March 21, 1857; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

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

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