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Samuel SHERWOOD

(1779-1862)

SHERWOOD, Samuel, a Representative from New York; born in Kingsbury, Washington County, N.Y., April 24, 1779; completed preparatory studies; began the study of law at the age of fifteen in Kingston, Ulster County, and in 1798 moved to Delhi, Delaware County, N.Y., where he continued his legal studies; was admitted to the bar in 1800 and practiced in Delhi, N.Y.; elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth Congress (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1815); was not a candidate for renomination to the Fourteenth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession in Delhi and in New York City, where he moved in 1830; retired from active practice in 1858; died in New York City on October 31, 1862; interment in Woodland Cemetery, Delhi, N.Y.

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

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