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David Addison REESE

(1794-1871)

REESE, David Addison, a Representative from Georgia; born in Charlotte, N.C., March 3, 1794; attended the public schools and was instructed in the classics by a private tutor; studied medicine; was graduated from the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa., and commenced practice in Elberton, Ga.; moved to Monticello, Ga., and continued the practice of medicine; member of the State senate in 1829, 1830, 1834, 1835, and 1836; member of the board of trustees of the University of Georgia at Athens for twenty-five years; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); moved to Auburn, Ala., and resumed the practice of medicine; died in Auburn December 16, 1871; interment in Hopewell Cemetery, West Point, Troup County, Ga.

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

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