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Gaylord GRISWOLD

(1767-1809)

GRISWOLD, Gaylord, a Representative from New York; born in Windsor, Hartford County, Conn., December 18, 1767; pursued classical studies and was graduated from Yale College in 1787; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1790 and commenced practice in Windsor, Conn.; moved to Herkimer, N.Y., in 1792; member of the State assembly 1796-1798; elected as a Federalist to the Eighth Congress (March 4, 1803-March 3, 1805); resumed the practice of law in Herkimer, N.Y., and died there March 1, 1809; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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

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