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Selah Reeve HOBBIE

(1797-1854)

HOBBIE, Selah Reeve, a Representative from New York; born in Newburgh, Orange County, N.Y., March 10, 1797; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Delhi, N.Y.; district attorney of Delaware County 1823-1827; member of the State assembly 1827-1829; served in the militia as brigade major and inspector; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twentieth Congress (March 4, 1827-March 3, 1829); was appointed Assistant Postmaster General and served from 1829 until 1851, when he resigned on account of ill health; appointed First Assistant Postmaster General and served from March 22, 1853, until his death in Washington, D.C., March 23, 1854; interred in Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C., on March 26, 1854.

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

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