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Ezra Carter GROSS

(1787-1829)

GROSS, Ezra Carter, a Representative from New York; born in Hartford, Windsor County, Vt., July 11, 1787; pursued classical studies; was graduated from the University of Vermont at Burlington in 1806; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1810 and practiced in Elizabethtown, N.Y., and later in Keeseville, N.Y.; was admitted as a master in chancery in 1812; served in the War of 1812 and took part in several engagements; held a commission in the New York Militia 1814-1821; surrogate of Essex County 1815-1819; supervisor of Elizabethtown in 1818 and again in 1823 and 1824; elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1821); resumed the practice of law; member of the New York State assembly in 1828 and 1829; died in Albany, N.Y., April 9, 1829; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Keeseville, N.Y.

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

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