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Jacob TYSON

(1773-1848)

TYSON, Jacob, a Representative from New York; born in Staten Island, N.Y., October 8, 1773; attended the common schools; moved to Richmond, N.Y.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; supervisor of the town of Castletown, Richmond County, 1811-1821; served as judge of Richmond County 1822-1840; elected to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1825); member of the State senate in 1828; died in Staten Island, N.Y., July 16, 1848; interment in the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church Cemetery, Port Richmond, Staten Island, N.Y.

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

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