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William Augustus GILBERT

(1815-1875)

GILBERT, William Augustus, a Representative from New York; born in Gilead, Conn., January 25, 1815; moved with his parents to Champion, N.Y.; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the New York bar in 1843 and commenced the practice of law in Adams, N.Y.; member of the State assembly in 1851 and 1852; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress and served from March 4, 1855, until his resignation February 27, 1857; served as president of Adams village in 1859 and 1860; engaged in the banking business; died in Adams, Jefferson County, N.Y., on May 25, 1875; interment in the Rural Cemetery.

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

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