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Daniel WARDWELL

(1791-1878)

WARDWELL, Daniel, a Representative from New York; born in Bristol, R.I., May 28, 1791; was graduated from Brown University, Providence, R.I., in 1811; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Rome, N.Y.; moved to Mannsville, N.Y., in 1814; judge of the court of common pleas for Jefferson County, N.Y.; elected to the State assembly 1825-1828; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-second, Twenty-third, and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1837); chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Pensions (Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1836; returned to Rome, N.Y., and resumed the practice of law; died in Rome, Oneida County, N.Y., March 27, 1878; interment in Maplewood Cemetery, Mannsville, Jefferson County, N.Y.

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

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