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Charles McVEAN

(1802-1848)

McVEAN, Charles, a Representative from New York; born near Johnstown, N.Y., in 1802; pursued an academic course; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Johnstown; editor of a newspaper in Canajoharie 1827-1831; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1835); was not a candidate for renomination in 1834; district attorney of Montgomery County 1836-1839; moved to New York City in 1839; resumed the practice of his profession; appointed surrogate of New York County January 24, 1844, and served until 1848; appointed United States attorney for the southern district of New York September 1, 1848; died in New York City, December 22, 1848; interment in St. Andrew’s Cemetery.

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

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