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Henry Hosford GURLEY

(1788-1833)

GURLEY, Henry Hosford, a Representative from Louisiana; born in Lebanon, New London County, May 20, 1788; pursued classical studies; attended Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., 1805-1808; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Baton Rouge, La.; elected as an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress, reelected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses, and elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1831); chairman, Committee on Private Land Claims (Twenty-first Congress); served as judge of the district court at Baton Rouge until his death in that city March 16, 1833.

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

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