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John ELY

(1774-1849)

ELY, John, a Representative from New York; born in Saybrook, Conn., October 8, 1774; completed preparatory studies; studied medicine, and practiced in Coxsackie, N.Y.; member of the State assembly in 1806 and 1812; one of the organizers of the New York State and Greene County Medical Societies in 1807 and also of the Albany Female Academy; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1841); resumed the practice of medicine; died in Coxsackie, N.Y., August 20, 1849; interment in Old Coxsackie Cemetery.

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

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