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Abel HUNTINGTON

(1777-1858)

HUNTINGTON, Abel, a Representative from New York; born in Norwich, Conn., February 21, 1777; received a liberal schooling; moved to East Hampton, Long Island, N.Y., where he practiced medicine; member of the State senate in 1822; supervisor of East Hampton 1829-1832 and in 1844; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1837); chairman, Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Twenty-fourth Congress); member of the State constitutional convention in 1846; collector of customs at Sag Harbor, N.Y., 1845-1849; died in East Hampton, Long Island, N.Y., May 18, 1858; interment in South End Cemetery.

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

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