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John LOVETT

(1761-1818)

LOVETT, John, a Representative from New York; born in Newent Society, in the present township of Lisbon, Conn., February 20, 1761; was graduated from Yale College in 1782; moved to Albany, N.Y., and thence to Fort Miller, N.Y., where he was employed as general agent and land steward; moved to Lansingburg, N.Y.; member of the State assembly in 1800 and 1801; returned to Albany and served as clerk of the common council until the outbreak of the War of 1812; military secretary to Gen. Stephen Van Rensselaer at the northwestern frontier; was wounded at the Battle of Queenstown in October 1812; returned to Albany; county clerk of Albany County from March 3, 1813, to March 31, 1815; elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1817); was not a candidate for renomination in 1816; began the settlement of Perrysburg, Ohio; died at Fort Meigs, Ohio, August 12, 1818.

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

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