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DUREY, Cyrus, a Representative from New York; born in Caroga, Fulton County, N.Y. May 16, 1864; attended the common schools and Johnstown Academy; was supervisor’s clerk; supervisor of Caroga in 1889 and 1890; engaged in the lumber and real-estate business; appointed postmaster of Johnstown on August 19, 1898, and served until February 28, 1907; member of the Republican State committee 1904-1906; elected as a Republican to the Sixtieth and Sixty-first Congresses (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1911); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; appointed on March 20, 1911, collector of internal revenue, fourteenth district of New York, and served until September 30, 1914; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1912 and 1920; again appointed collector of internal revenue on September 30, 1921, and served until his death at Albany, N.Y., January 4, 1933; interment in North Bush Cemetery, near Johnstown, N.Y.

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

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