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Frederick Stanley MARTIN

(1794-1865)

MARTIN, Frederick Stanley, a Representative from New York; born in Rutland County, Vt., April 25, 1794; went to New Hartford, N.Y., in 1804 and attended the local schools; moved to Whitehall, Vt., in 1810 and became employed in a mercantile establishment and later as a sailor; settled in Olean, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., in the spring of 1818, ran a hotel, and also carried on a lumber business, and in 1831 entered the mercantile business in which he engaged for twenty years; member of the board of supervisors of Olean in 1830, 1831, 1836, and 1838; appointed by President Jackson as postmaster at Olean, N.Y., December 23, 1830, and served until November 14, 1839; appointed judge of the county courts in January 1840 by Governor Seward and served for five years; was actively interested in the construction of the Genesee Valley Canal; member of the New York State senate 1847-1849; served in the State assembly in 1850 and 1851; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); renewed his former business pursuits; died in Olean, N.Y., June 28, 1865; interment in Oak Lawn Cemetery; reinterment on April 29, 1896, in Mount View Cemetery.

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

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