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Philo Case FULLER

(1787-1855)

FULLER, Philo Case, a Representative from New York; born near Marlboro, Mass., August 14, 1787; attended the common schools; studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1813; served in the War of 1812; private secretary to General Wadsworth at Geneseo, N.Y.; practiced law in Albany, N.Y.; member of the State assembly in 1829 and 1830; served in the State senate in 1831 and 1832; elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-third Congress, reelected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress, and served from March 4, 1833, until September 2, 1836, when he resigned; moved to Adrian, Mich., in 1836; engaged in banking; president of the Erie & Kalamazoo Railroad Co.; member of the State assembly in 1841 and served as speaker; unsuccessful Whig candidate for Governor of Michigan in 1841; returned to Geneseo, N.Y.; appointed Second Assistant Postmaster General in 1841; appointed comptroller of the State of New York December 18, 1850, and served until November 4, 1851; died near Geneva, Ontario County, N.Y., August 16, 1855; interment in Temple Hill Cemetery, Geneseo, Livingston County, N.Y.

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

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