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Augustus Cincinnatus HAND

(1803-1878)

HAND, Augustus Cincinnatus, a Representative from New York; born in Shoreham, Addison County, Vt., September 4, 1803; pursued academic studies; studied law in Litchfield, Conn.; was admitted to the bar in 1828 and commenced practice at Crown Point, N.Y.; moved to Elizabethtown, N.Y., in 1831; surrogate of Essex County 1831-1839; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1841); elected a member of the State senate in 1844 and served several years; associate justice of the State supreme court 1847-1855; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1868; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Elizabethtown, Essex County, N.Y., March 8, 1878; interment in Riverside Cemetery.

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

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