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John FINE

(1794-1867)

FINE, John, a Representative from New York; born in New York City August 26, 1794; received private instructions; was graduated from Columbia College at New York City in 1809; studied law in the Litchfield (Conn.) Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1815 and commenced practice in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, N.Y.; treasurer of St. Lawrence County 1821-1833; judge of the court of common pleas for St. Lawrence County from 1824 until his resignation in March 1839; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1841); again judge of the court of common pleas from February 16, 1843, until the court was abolished in 1847; unsuccessful candidate for judge of the State supreme court in 1847 and again in 1849; member of the State senate in 1848; resumed the practice of law; died in Ogdensburg, N.Y., January 4, 1867; interment in Ogdensburg Cemetery.

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

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