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Abraham Phineas GRANT

(1804-1871)

GRANT, Abraham Phineas, a Representative from New York; born in New Lebanon, Columbia County, N.Y., April 5, 1804; attended the public schools and was graduated from Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1828 and commenced practice in Oswego, N.Y.; district attorney of Oswego County in 1835; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1839); resumed the practice of law; died in Oswego, N.Y., December 11, 1871; interment in Riverside Cemetery.

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

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