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Freeborn Garrettson JEWETT

(1791-1858)

JEWETT, Freeborn Garrettson, a Representative from New York; born in Sharon, Litchfield County, Conn., August 4, 1791; pursued an academic course; moved to Skaneateles, N.Y., in 1815; justice of the peace in 1817; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1818 and commenced practice in Skaneateles; surrogate of Onondaga County 1824-1831; member of the State assembly in 1826; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-second Congress (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1833); was not a candidate for renomination in 1832; inspector of Auburn Prison in 1838 and 1839; district attorney for Onondaga County in 1839; appointed associate justice of the State supreme court March 5, 1845; elected a judge of the State court of appeals in 1847; reelected in 1849 and served until June 1853, when he resigned on account of ill health; served as chief justice of the court 1847-1850; died in Skaneateles, N.Y., January 27, 1858; interment in Lake View Cemetery.

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

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