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John Alexander SEARING

(1805-1876)

SEARING, John Alexander, a Representative from New York; born in North Hempstead, N.Y., May 14, 1805; completed preparatory studies; sheriff of Queens County, N.Y., 1843-1846; member of the State assembly in 1854; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1859); chairman, Committee on Accounts (Thirty-fifth Congress); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1858; died in Mineola, Nassau County, N.Y., May 6, 1876; interment in Greenfield Cemetery, Hempstead, N.Y.

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

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