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Simon LARNED

(1753-1817)

LARNED, Simon, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Thompson, Conn., August 3, 1753; attended the common schools; sheriff of Berkshire County; served in the Revolutionary War with rank as captain in Colonel Shepherd’s regiment; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Pittsfield, Mass., in 1784; was a representative in the general court in 1791; county treasurer 1792-1812; served as colonel of the Ninth United States Infantry in the War of 1812 and was engaged in action at Plattsburg, along the Mohawk River; elected as a Republican to the Eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Thomson J. Skinner and served from November 5, 1804, to March 3, 1805; president of the Berkshire Bank; died in Pittsfield, Mass., on November 16, 1817; interment in the Pittsfield Cemetery.

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

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