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Elias KEYES

(1758-1844)

KEYES, Elias, a Representative from Vermont; born in Ashford, Windham County, Conn., April 14, 1758; attended the common schools; studied law; moved to Stockbridge, Vt., in 1785; served in the State house of representatives 1793-1796, 1798-1802, 1818, 1820, and 1823-1825; member of the Governor’s council 1803-1813 and 1815-1817; member of the State constitutional convention in 1814; assistant judge of the Windsor County Court 1803-1814 and judge 1815-1818; elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1823); died in Stockbridge, Vt., July 9, 1844; interment in Maplewood Cemetery.

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

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