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Chauncey Langdon KNAPP

(1809-1898)

KNAPP, Chauncey Langdon, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Berlin, Vt., February 26, 1809; completed preparatory studies; learned the art of printing and engaged in newspaper work in Montpelier; for a number of years was coproprietor and editor of the State Journal; secretary of state of Vermont 1836-1849; moved to Massachusetts and located in Lowell; editor of the Lowell News and other papers; secretary of the state senate in 1851; elected as a candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress and as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); editor of the Lowell Daily Citizen 1859-1882; died in Lowell, Mass., May 31, 1898; interment in Lowell Cemetery.

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

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