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Jonas EARLL, Jr.

(1786-1846)

EARLL, Jonas, Jr., (cousin of Nehemiah Hezekiah Earll), a Representative from New York; born in 1786; resided in Onondaga County, N.Y., and attended the common schools; sheriff of Onondaga County 1815-1819; member of the State assembly in 1820 and 1821; served in the State senate from January 1823 to January 1827; elected to the Twentieth Congress and reelected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress (March 4, 1827-March 3, 1831); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State (Twenty-first Congress); elected a canal commissioner and served from January 1832 to February 1840; postmaster of Syracuse, N.Y., from June 26, 1840, until March 10, 1842; again elected a canal commissioner and served from February 8, 1842, until his death in Syracuse, N.Y., October 28, 1846; interment in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Onondaga Hill, Onondaga County, N.Y.

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

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