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Ezra MEECH

(1773-1856)

MEECH, Ezra, a Representative from Vermont; born in New London, Conn., July 26, 1773; moved to Hinesburg, Vt., in 1785; attended the common schools; engaged in the fur trade in the Northwest and in ship-timber contracts in Canada; moved to Shelburne, Vt., and engaged in agricultural pursuits and stock raising; member of the state house of representatives 1805-1807; elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1810-March 3, 1821); delegate to the state constitutional conventions in 1822 and 1826; chief justice of Chittenden County Court in 1822 and 1823; elected as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth Congress (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1827); unsuccessful Democratic candidate for governor of Vermont in 1830, 1831, 1832, and 1833; presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1840; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vt., on September 23, 1856; interment in Shelburne Cemetery.

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

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