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John MAGEE

(1794-1868)

MAGEE, John, a Representative from New York; born in Easton, Northumberland County, Pa., September 3, 1794; attended the common schools; served in the War of 1812; moved to Bath, Steuben County, N.Y., in 1812; elected constable in 1818 and served until 1820; appointed sheriff of Steuben County in 1821 and elected to that office in 1822; elected to the Twentieth Congress and reelected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress (March 4, 1827-March 3, 1831); was not a candidate for renomination in 1830; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1867; devoted the remaining years of his life to banking, railroading, and was also interested in mining; died at Watkins, Schuyler County, N.Y., April 5, 1868; interment in Glenwood Cemetery.

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

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