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Constantine Canaris ESTY

(1824-1912)

ESTY, Constantine Canaris, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Framingham, Middlesex County, Mass., December 26, 1824; attended the local academies of Framingham and Leicester; was graduated from Yale College in 1845; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Framingham, Mass., in 1847; served in the State senate in 1857 and 1858; member of the State house of representatives in 1867; appointed assessor of internal revenue by President Lincoln in 1862 and served until he was removed for political reasons by President Johnson in 1866; reappointed by him in 1867; resigned in 1872; elected as a Republican to the Forty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of George M. Brooks and served from December 2, 1872, to March 3, 1873; was not a candidate for renomination in 1872; continued the practice of his profession in Framingham, Mass., until his death there December 27, 1912; interment in Edgell Grove Cemetery.

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

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