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John Adam QUACKENBUSH

(1828-1908)

QUACKENBUSH, John Adam, a Representative from New York; born in Schaghticoke, Rensselaer County, N.Y., October 15, 1828; attended the district schools and the local academy in Stillwater, N.Y.; engaged in agricultural pursuits and was also interested in the lumber business; supervisor of Schaghticoke 1860-1862; chairman of the Board of Supervisors of Rensselaer County in 1862; member of the State assembly in 1862; sheriff of Rensselaer County 1873-1876; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1893); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Schaghticoke, N.Y., May 11, 1908; interment in the City Cemetery.

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

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