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John Milton HOLLEY

(1802-1848)

HOLLEY, John Milton, a Representative from New York; born in Salisbury, Conn., November 10, 1802; was graduated from Yale College in 1822; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Black Rock, N.Y., in 1825; moved to Lyons, N.Y., in 1826 and continued the practice of law; member of the State assembly 1838-1841; district attorney of Wayne County 1842-1845; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1844 to the Twenty-ninth Congress; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress and served from March 4, 1847, until his death in Jacksonville, Fla., March 8, 1848; interment in the Rural Cemetery, Lyons, N.Y.

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

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