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Lucas Conrad ELMENDORF

(1758-1843)

ELMENDORF, Lucas Conrad, a Representative from New York; born in Kingston, N.Y., in 1758; was graduated from Princeton College in 1782; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1785 and practiced; unsuccessful candidate in 1794 for election to the Fourth Congress; elected as a Republican to the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Congresses (March 4, 1797-March 3, 1803); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1802; member of the State assembly in 1804 and 1805; served in the State senate 1814-1817; first judge of the court of common pleas (now county court) of Ulster County and served from 1815 to 1821; surrogate of Ulster County 1835-1840; died in Kingston, N.Y., August 17, 1843; interment in the crypt of the First Dutch Church.

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

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