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Gideon REYNOLDS

(1813-1896)

REYNOLDS, Gideon, a Representative from New York; born in Petersburg, N.Y., August 9, 1813; educated in private schools; moved with his father to Hoosick in 1836 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State assembly in 1839; sheriff of Rensselaer County, N.Y., 1843-1846; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Congresses (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1851); was not a candidate for renomination in 1850; resumed agricultural pursuits in Rensselaer County; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1856 and 1860; member of the Republican State central committee; was appointed internal revenue collector for the fifteenth district of New York on September 9, 1862, and served until March 31, 1865, when he resigned; member of the board of supervisors of Hoosick in 1875; died in Hoosick, Rensselaer County, N.Y., July 13, 1896; interment in the Hoosick Rural Cemetery.

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

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