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James GUYON, Jr.

(1778-1846)

GUYON, James, Jr., a Representative from New York; born in Richmond, Richmond County, N.Y., December 24, 1778; pursued an academic course; appointed captain of the Second Squadron, First Division of Cavalry, in 1807; member of the State assembly 1812-1814; promoted to the rank of major in 1814, and in 1819 colonel of the First Regiment of Horse Artillery; successfully contested the election of Ebenezer Sage as a Republican to the Sixteenth Congress and served from January 14, 1820, to March 3, 1821; was not a candidate for renomination; engaged in farming; died in Richmond, N.Y., March 9, 1846; interment in St. Andrew’s Cemetery.

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

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