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Silas STOW

(1773-1827)

STOW, Silas, a Representative from New York; born in Middlefield, Middlesex County, Conn., December 21, 1773; attended the common schools; studied law, but never practiced; moved to Lowville, Lewis County, N.Y., and engaged in agricultural pursuits; became land agent for Nicholas Low and moved to Oneida County in 1797; appointed judge of Oneida County, January 28, 1801; returned to Lewis County; elected as a Republican to the Twelfth Congress (March 4, 1811-March 3, 1813); sheriff of Lewis County in 1814 and 1815; judge of the same county 1815-1823; died in Lowville, N.Y., January 19, 1827; interment in East State Street Burying Ground.

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

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