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Theron Rudd STRONG

(1802-1873)

STRONG, Theron Rudd, (cousin of William Strong of Pennsylvania), a Representative from New York; born in Salisbury, Conn., November 7, 1802; attended the common schools; studied law at Litchfield Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1821 and commenced practice in Palmyra, Wayne County, N.Y.; master and examiner in chancery for several years; held several local offices; district attorney of Wayne County from 1835 to 1839; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1841); member of the State assembly in 1842; associate justice of the supreme court of New York 1851-1859 and judge of the court of appeals in 1859; moved to Rochester, N.Y., in 1860 and resumed the practice of his profession; returned to New York City in 1867 and continued the practice of law until his death May 14, 1873; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, N.Y.

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

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