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Moss KENT

(1766-1838)

KENT, Moss, a Representative from New York; born in Rensselaer County, N.Y., April 3, 1766; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; appointed first judge of Jefferson County about 1795; moved to Cooperstown, N.Y.; member of the State senate 1799-1803; served in the State assembly in 1807 and 1810; appointed judge of Jefferson County, February 26, 1810; elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1817); resumed the practice of law; died in Plattsburgh, N.Y., May 30, 1838; interment in Riverside Cemetery.

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

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