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Gideon HARD

(1797-1885)

HARD, Gideon, a Representative from New York; born in Arlington, Bennington County, Vt., April 29, 1797; was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1822; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1825 and commenced practice in Newport (now Albion), N.Y., in 1826; elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-third Congress and reelected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1837); commissioner of schools for Barre Township, Orleans County, N.Y., 1841-1848; served in the State senate 1841-1848; canal appraiser in 1849 and 1850; resumed the practice of law until 1850; county judge and surrogate for Orleans County 1856-1860; died in Albion, Orleans County, N.Y., April 27, 1885; interment in Mount Albion Cemetery.

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

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