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Gayton Pickman OSGOOD

(1797-1861)

OSGOOD, Gayton Pickman, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Salem, Mass., July 4, 1797; was graduated from Harvard University in 1815; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Salem; moved to North Andover in 1819; member of the State house of representatives 1829-1831; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1835); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1834; retired from public life and engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Andover, Essex County, Mass., June 26, 1861; interment in the Old North Parish Burying Ground, North Andover, Mass.

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

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