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William PAULDING, Jr.

(1770-1854)

PAULDING, William, Jr., a Representative from New York; born in Philipsburgh (now Tarrytown), N.Y., March 7, 1770; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in New York City; elected as a Republican to the Twelfth Congress (March 4, 1811-March 3, 1813); brigadier general of militia; served in the War of 1812; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1821; adjutant general of the State of New York; mayor of New York City 1824-1826; died in Tarrytown, Westchester County, N.Y., February 11, 1854; interment in Old Dutch Burying Ground at Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown.

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

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