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John MATTOCKS

(1777-1847)

MATTOCKS, John, a Representative from Vermont; born in Hartford, Conn., March 4, 1777; moved with his parents to Tinmouth, Vt., in 1778; pursued an academic course; studied law in Middlebury and Fairfield; was admitted to the bar in 1797 and commenced practice in Danville; moved to Peacham, Caledonia County, Vt.; member of the state house of representatives in 1807, 1815, 1816, 1823, and 1824; brigadier general of militia in the War of 1812; elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1823); reelected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth Congress (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1827); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War (Nineteenth Congress); judge of the state supreme court in 1833 and 1834; declined to be a candidate for renomination; delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1836; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); governor of Vermont in 1843 and 1844; died in Peacham, Vt., August 14, 1847; interment in Peacham Cemetery.

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

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