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Reuben HUMPHREY

(1757-1831)

HUMPHREY, Reuben, a Representative from New York; born in West Simsbury, Hartford County, Conn., September 2, 1757; completed preparatory studies; enlisted in the Revolutionary War as a private; mustered out as captain; held several local offices; keeper of Newgate State Prison in Simsbury, Conn., for five years; located near Marcellus, Onondaga County, N.Y., in 1801; first county judge 1804-1807; elected as a Republican to the Tenth Congress (March 4, 1807-March 3, 1809); was not a candidate for renomination in 1808; member of the State senate 1811-1815; engaged in agricultural pursuits; died near Marcellus, August 12, 1831; interment in the Old Village Cemetery.

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

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