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Charles Augustus FOOTE


FOOTE, Charles Augustus, a Representative from New York; born in Newburgh, Orange County, N.Y., April 15, 1785; attended private schools in Newburgh and Kingston, N.Y., and was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1805; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1808 and practiced in New York City and later in Delhi, Delaware County, N.Y.; colonel in the New York State Militia, Sixth Division; trustee of Delaware Academy; president of the village of Delhi; elected as a Crawford Republican candidate to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1825); resumed the practice of law in Delhi, N.Y., where he died August 1, 1828; interment in the private burying ground at “Arbor Hill,” the estate of his father.

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

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