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Stephen STRONG

(1791-1866)

STRONG, Stephen, a Representative from New York; born in Lebanon, Conn., October 11, 1791; moved to New York; attended Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1822 and practiced; district attorney of Tioga County 1836-1838 and 1844-1847; judge of Tioga County 1838-1843; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State (Twenty-ninth Congress); resumed the practice of law in Owego, N.Y.; again judge of Tioga County 1855-1859; moved to Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., in 1861 and practiced law; died in Watertown, N.Y., April 15, 1866.

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

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