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Anthony NEW

(1747-1833)

NEW, Anthony, a Representative from Virginia and from Kentucky; born in Gloucester County, Va., in 1747; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; colonel in the Revolutionary Army; elected as an Anti-Administration candidate from Virginia to the Third Congress and reelected as a Republican to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1805); moved to Kentucky and settled in Elkton; elected as a Republican from Kentucky to the Twelfth Congress (March 4, 1811-March 3, 1813), the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1819), and the Seventeenth Congress (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1823); engaged in agricultural pursuits; died on his estate, “Dunheath,” near Elkton, Todd County, Ky., March 2, 1833; interment in the family burying ground on his estate.

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

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