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William Davis VEEDER

(1835-1910)

VEEDER, William Davis, a Representative from New York; born in Guilderland, Albany County, N.Y., May 19, 1835; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1858; served in the State assembly in 1865 and 1866; delegate to the Democratic State conventions in 1875 and 1877; member of the State constitutional convention in 1867 and 1868; surrogate of Kings County, N.Y., 1867-1877; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1879); was not a candidate for renomination in 1878; resumed the practice of law in Brooklyn; member of the State constitutional convention in 1887 and 1888; died in Brooklyn, N.Y., December 2, 1910; interment in Voorheesville Cemetery, Voorheesville, N.Y.

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

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