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Peter Henry SILVESTER

(1807-1882)

SILVESTER, Peter Henry, (grandson of Peter Silvester), a Representative from New York; born in Kinderhook, Columbia County, N.Y., February 17, 1807; attended Kinderhook Academy, and was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1827; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1830 and practiced his profession in Coxsackie, N.Y.; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Congresses (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1851); retired and lived on one of his farms in Coxsackie, Greene County, N.Y., until his death on November 29, 1882; interment in Kinderhook Cemetery, Kinderhook, Columbia County, N.Y.

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

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