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History and GovernmentCongressional BiographiesNew York

William NORTH

(1755-1836)
Senate Years of Service:
1798-1798
Party:
Federalist

NORTH, William, a Senator from New York; born in Fort Frederick, Pemaquid, Maine, in 1755; attended the common schools; moved with his mother to Boston, Mass.; served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; after the war settled in Duanesburg, N.Y.; several times elected to the State assembly; appointed as a Federalist to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John S. Hobart and served from May 5, 1798, to August 17, 1798, when a successor was elected and qualified; appointed adjutant general of the Army with the rank of brigadier general 1798-1800; member and speaker of the State assembly 1810; died in Duanesburg, Schenectady County, N.Y., on January 3, 1836; interment in the crypt under Christ Episcopal Church.

Bibliography

American National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography.

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

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