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Theodoric Romeyn WESTBROOK

(1821-1885)

WESTBROOK, Theodoric Romeyn, a Representative from New York; born in Fishkill, Dutchess County, N.Y., November 20, 1821; attended the common schools and was graduated from Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N.J., in 1838; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1843 and commenced practice in Kingston, Ulster County, N.Y.; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1854; resumed the practice of his profession at Kingston, N.Y.; elected a justice of the supreme court in 1873; died while holding court in Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y., on October 6, 1885; interment in Wiltwyck Cemetery, Kingston, N.Y.

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

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