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Abraham Henry SCHENCK

(1775-1831)

SCHENCK, Abraham Henry, (uncle of Isaac Teller), a Representative from New York; born in Matteawan, Dutchess County, N.Y., January 22, 1775; received a thorough English education; became engaged in the manufacture of machinery; member of the State assembly 1804-1806; elected as a Republican to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); engaged in the manufacture of cotton goods; died in Fishkill, Dutchess County, N.Y., June 1, 1831; interment in the Dutch Reform Churchyard, Beacon (formerly Fishkill Landing), N.Y.

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

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