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Uri TRACY

(1764-1838)

TRACY, Uri, a Representative from New York; born in Norwich, West Farms (later Franklin), Conn., February 8, 1764; was graduated from Yale College in 1789; became a Presbyterian clergyman and missionary to the Indians; moved to Oxford, N.Y., in 1791; first principal of Oxford Academy in 1794; first sheriff of Chenango County and served from 1798 until his resignation in August 1801; elected county clerk and served from 1801 to 1815; member of the State assembly in 1803; first postmaster of Oxford 1802-1805; elected as a Republican to the Ninth Congress (March 4, 1805-March 3, 1807); elected to the Eleventh and Twelfth Congresses (March 4, 1809-March 3, 1813); appointed first judge of Chenango County July 8, 1819, and served until February 1823; died in Oxford, N.Y., July 21, 1838; interment in Riverview Cemetery.

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

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