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Ephraim PAINE

(1730-1785)

PAINE, Ephraim, a Delegate from New York; was born in Canterbury, Conn., August 19, 1730; moved with his parents to Nine Partners, N.Y.; pursued preparatory studies; studied medicine and practiced in Amenia, Dutchess County, N.Y.; delegate to the Provincial Congress in 1775; county judge 1778-1781; member of the council of appointment in 1780; supervisor of Amenia in 1782 and 1783; served in the state senate 1780-1784; Member of the Continental Congress in 1784; died in Amenia, N.Y., August 10, 1785; interment in Red Meeting House Cemetery, near Amenia.

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

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