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James GEDDES

(1763-1838)

GEDDES, James, a Representative from New York; born near Carlisle, Pa., July 22, 1763; attended the public schools; moved to Onondaga County, N.Y., in 1794, and began the manufacture of salt at Liverpool, N.Y.; justice of the peace in 1800; member of the State assembly in 1804; associate justice of the county court in 1809; judge of the court of common pleas in 1809; elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth Congress (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1815); again a member of the State assembly in 1822; appointed chief engineer of the Ohio Canal in 1822; engineer on the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal in 1827; died in Geddes, N.Y., August 19, 1838; interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, N.Y.

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

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