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James MAURICE

(1814-1884)

MAURICE, James, a Representative from New York; born in New York City November 7, 1814; attended Broad Street Academy; became clerk in a law office at the age of twelve years; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1835 and practiced in Maspeth, Queens County, N.Y.; appointed master in chancery by Governor Bouck in 1843; member of the State assembly in 1850; delegate to the Democratic State conventions in 1851, 1853, and 1856; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); was not a candidate for renomination in 1854; resumed the practice of law; declined the nomination as justice of the State supreme court in 1865; elected as a Republican to the State assembly in 1866; died in Maspeth, N.Y., August 4, 1884; interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

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

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