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Samuel GORDON

(1802-1873)

GORDON, Samuel, a Representative from New York; born at Wattle’s Ferry, Delaware County, N.Y., April 28, 1802; attended the public schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits until attaining the age of twenty-five; studied law in Delhi, N.Y.; was admitted to the bar in 1829 and commenced practice in Delhi; appointed postmaster of Delhi, N.Y., September 14, 1831, and served until August 16, 1841; member of the State assembly in 1834; district attorney of Delaware County 1841-1844; supervisor of the town of Delhi for several terms; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); owing to a realignment of the districts in the State was not a candidate for renomination; elected to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); was not a candidate for renomination in 1846; resumed the practice of his legal profession; appointed provost marshal for the nineteenth district of New York 1863-1865; owing to ill health discontinued active business pursuits and lived in retirement until his death in Delhi, Delaware County, N.Y., October 28, 1873; interment in Woodland Cemetery.

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

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