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John Hazard REYNOLDS

(1819-1875)

REYNOLDS, John Hazard, a Representative from New York; born in Moriah, N.Y., June 21, 1819; attended the public schools in Sandy Hill (now Hudson Falls), N.Y., and Bennington, Vt.; engaged in civil engineering; was graduated from Kinderhook Academy in 1840; studied law; was admitted to the bar and began practice in Kinderhook in 1843; moved to Albany in 1851 and continued the practice of law; elected as an Anti-Lecompton Democrat to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); was not a candidate for renomination in 1860; resumed the practice of his profession; appointed a judge of the commission of appeals of the state in 1873, which position he held until the expiration of the court by limitation July 1, 1875; died in Kinderhook, Columbia County, N.Y., September 24, 1875; interment in Kinderhook Cemetery.

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

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