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Samuel Gilbert HATHAWAY

(1780-1867)

HATHAWAY, Samuel Gilbert, a Representative from New York; born in Freetown, Bristol County, Mass., July 18, 1780; attended the public schools; worked at various occupations and made one sea voyage; moved to Chenango County, N.Y., in 1803 and two years later to Cincinnatus, Cortland County, and engaged in agricultural pursuits; justice of the peace 1810-1858; member of the State assembly in 1814 and 1818; moved to Solon, N.Y., in 1819; served in the State senate in 1822; major general in the New York Militia 1823-1858; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1835); presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1852; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Charleston, S.C., in 1860; died in Solon, Cortland County, N.Y., May 2, 1867; interment in the family cemetery near Solon.

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

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