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Abner HAZELTINE

(1793-1879)

HAZELTINE, Abner, a Representative from New York; born in Wardsboro, Windham County, Vt., June 10, 1793; attended the common schools; was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1815; moved to Jamestown, N.Y., November 2, 1815; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1819 and commenced practice in Chautauqua County, N.Y.; moved to Warren, Pa., and was the first located lawyer in the county; moved to Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y., and resumed the practice of law in 1823; editorial writer on the Jamestown Journal 1826-1829; member of the State assembly in 1829 and 1830; 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); was not a candidate for renomination in 1836; prosecuting attorney of Chautauqua County 1847-1850; judge of Chautauqua County 1859-1863; appointed special county judge of Chautauqua County in 1873 but did not qualify; United States commissioner for the northern district of New York until his death; died in Jamestown, N.Y., on December 20, 1879; interment in Lakeview Cemetery.

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

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