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Jabez Delno HAMMOND

(1778-1855)

HAMMOND, Jabez Delno, a Representative from New York; born in New Bedford, Mass., August 2, 1778; attended preparatory schools; studied medicine; commenced practice in Reading, Vt., in 1799; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Cherry Valley, N.Y., in 1805; elected a trustee of the village of Cherry Valley in 1812; member of the council of appointment; elected as a Republican to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); resumed the practice of law in Cherry Valley; served in the State senate 1817-1821; moved to Albany, N.Y., in 1822 and continued the practice of law; returned to Cherry Valley in 1838 and practiced law; also engaged in literary pursuits; elected judge of Otsego County, N.Y., in 1838 and served five years; served as county superintendent of schools; appointed a member of the State board of regents May 10, 1845, and served until his death in Cherry Valley, Otsego County, N.Y., August 18, 1855; interment in Cherry Valley Cemetery.

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

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