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Nathaniel Woodhull HOWELL

(1770-1851)

HOWELL, Nathaniel Woodhull, a Representative from New York; born in Blooming Grove, Orange County, N.Y., January 1, 1770; was graduated from Princeton College in 1788; taught school in Montgomery, N.Y., 1789-1792; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in New York City and in Tioga County 1794-1796, and in Canandaigua, N.Y., 1796-1851; attorney general for western New York 1799-1802; member of the State assembly in 1804; elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth Congress (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1815); appointed a member of the commission to appraise the Western Inland Lock Navigation Co. in 1817; was the first judge of Ontario County 1819-1832; died in Canandaigua, N.Y., October 15, 1851; interment in West Avenue Cemetery.

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

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