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William Craig FIELDS

(1804-1882)

FIELDS, William Craig, a Representative from New York; born in New York City February 13, 1804; attended the common schools; moved to Laurens, Otsego County, N.Y., in 1836 and engaged in mercantile pursuits and in 1847 engaged in the manufacture of cotton and linen goods; justice of the peace for sixteen years; clerk of Otsego County 1852-1855; supervisor of Otsego County in 1865 and 1866; elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1869); retired from public life; died in Laurens, Otsego County, N.Y., October 27, 1882; interment in Laurens Cemetery.

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

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