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William Abbott MOSELEY

(1798-1873)

MOSELEY, William Abbott, a Representative from New York; born in Whitesboro, Oneida County, N.Y., October 20, 1798; was graduated from Yale College in 1816; studied medicine and practiced; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Buffalo, N.Y.; member of the State assembly in 1835; served in the State senate 1838-1841; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1847); resumed the practice of law; died in New York City on November 19, 1873; interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, N.Y.

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

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