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Josiah SUTHERLAND

(1804-1887)

SUTHERLAND, Josiah, a Representative from New York; born in the township of Stanford, near the village of Stissing, Dutchess County, N.Y., June 12, 1804; attended the district school, and was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1824; studied law in Waterford and Hudson; was admitted to the bar in 1828 and commenced practice in the village of Johnstown, Livingston Township, N.Y.; district attorney for Columbia County 1832-1843; moved to Hudson, N.Y., in 1838 and continued the practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); was not a candidate for renomination; moved to New York City in 1857 and continued the practice of law; associate justice of the supreme court of New York 1857-1871; member and presiding judge of the court of general sessions 1872-1878; resumed the practice of law in New York City and died there May 25, 1887; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

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

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