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George Oscar RATHBUN

(1803-1870)

RATHBUN, George Oscar, a Representative from New York; born in Scipioville, near Auburn, N.Y., in 1803; attended the Auburn schools and was graduated from Hamilton College; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Auburn; member of the State assembly; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1847); chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Pensions (Twenty-eighth Congress), Committee on the Judiciary (Twenty-ninth Congress); resumed the practice of his profession; died in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., January 5, 1870; interment in Fort Hill Cemetery.

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

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