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Hiram Paine HUNT

(1796-1865)

HUNT, Hiram Paine, a Representative from New York; born in Pittstown, Rensselaer County, N.Y., May 23, 1796; attended the public schools and was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1816; studied law at the Litchfield Law School; was admitted to the bar in May 1819 and commenced practice in Pittstown, N.Y.; served as town clerk of Pittstown in 1822; moved to Lansingburgh, N.Y., in 1825 and to Troy, N.Y., in 1831, where he continued the practice of law; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian candidate to the Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1837); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1836 to the Twenty-fifth Congress; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1843); was not a candidate for renomination in 1842; resumed the practice of his profession in Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y.; moved to New York City and continued the practice of law until his death on August 14, 1865.

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

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