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Peter SHARPE

(1777-1842)

SHARPE, Peter, a Representative from New York; born in New York, December 10, 1777; completed preparatory studies; member of the Columbia County Medical Society, 1807; alderman, New York, N.Y.; represented New York County as a member of the state assembly, 1814-1821, and served as speaker in 1821; delegate to the New York state constitutional convention, 1821; credentials of his election, as a Republican, to the Seventeenth Congress were presented, but he did not qualify, and on December 12, 1821, Cadwallader D. Colden successfully contested Sharpe’s election; elected as an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1825); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Nineteenth Congress in 1824; died on August 3, 1842, in Brooklyn, N.Y.; interment in New York Marble Cemetery in New York, N.Y.; reinterment in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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

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