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Abijah MANN, Jr.

(1793-1868)

MANN, Abijah, Jr., a Representative from New York; born in Fairfield, Herkimer County, N.Y., September 24, 1793; attended the common schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits; justice of the peace; appointed by President Jackson postmaster of Fairfield and served from May 28, 1830, to January 16, 1833; member of the State assembly 1828-1830 and in 1838; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1837); moved to New York City; unsuccessful candidate for attorney general of New York in 1855; delegate to the Republican State convention in 1856; unsuccessful candidate for State senator in 1857; died in Auburn, N.Y., September 6, 1868.

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

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