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John B. MACY

(1799-1856)

MACY, John B., a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Nantucket, Mass., March 25, 1799; received a liberal education; moved to New York City in 1826 and later in that year to Buffalo, N.Y.; resided in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1842-1845; one of the founders of Toledo, Ohio, and one of the proprietors of the Rock River Valley Railroad; moved to Fond du Lac, Wis., in 1845 and engaged in the real estate business; moved with his family to the town of Empire, near de Nevew Lake, Wis., in 1850; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); unsuccessful for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress; resumed his former business pursuits; lost his life in the burning of the steamer Niagara about one mile from Port Washington on Lake Michigan on September 24, 1856; his body was never recovered.

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

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