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William Slosson LINCOLN

(1813-1893)

LINCOLN, William Slosson, a Representative from New York; born in Berkshire (now Newark Valley), Tioga County, N.Y., August 13, 1813; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar; engaged in mercantile pursuits and subsequently in the manufacture of leather; postmaster of Newark Valley from September 20, 1838, to February 24, 1841, and from December 19, 1844, to September 19, 1866; served as supervisor in 1841, 1844, 1865, and 1866; justice of the peace in 1852 and 1855; elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1869); was not a candidate for reelection; engaged in the practice of law in Washington, D.C., until his death on April 21, 1893; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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

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