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Magnus TATE


TATE, Magnus, a Representative from Virginia; born in Berkeley County, Va. (now West Virginia), in 1760; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; engaged in agricultural pursuits; appointed justice of the Berkeley County Court May 19, 1798; sheriff of Berkeley County in 1819 and 1820; member of the house of delegates of Virginia in 1797, 1803, 1809, and 1810; elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); died near Martinsburg, Va. (now West Virginia), March 30, 1823.

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

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