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Dudley MARVIN

(1786-1856)

MARVIN, Dudley, a Representative from New York; born in Lyme, New London County, Conn., May 9, 1786; attended Colchester (Conn.) Academy; moved to Canandaigua, N.Y., in 1807 and studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1811 and commenced practice in Erie, Pa.; returned to Canandaigua, N.Y., the same year and continued the practice of law; lieutenant in the state militia in 1812; promoted successively to colonel, brigadier general, and major general; elected as an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress and reelected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1829); devoted his time to developing various mechanical improvements, which he patented; moved to New York City in 1835 and to Ripley, Chautauqua County, N.Y. in 1843, and continued the practice of law; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); resumed practice of law in Ripley, N.Y., where he died June 25, 1856; interment in East Ripley Cemetery.

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

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