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Frederick WHITTLESEY

(1799-1851)

WHITTLESEY, Frederick, (cousin of Elisha Whittlesey and Thomas Tucker Whittlesey), a Representative from New York; born in New Preston, Conn., June 12, 1799; pursued academic studies; was graduated from Yale College in 1818; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Utica, N.Y., in 1821 and commenced practice in Cooperstown, N.Y., early in 1822; later in the year moved to Rochester, N.Y.; treasurer of Monroe County in 1829 and 1830; elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-second and Twenty-third Congresses (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1835); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War (Twenty-third Congress); resumed the practice of law; city attorney of Rochester in 1838; vice chancellor of the eighth judicial district of New York 1839-1847; justice of the State supreme court in 1847 and 1848; professor of law at Genesee College in 1850 and 1851; died in Rochester, N.Y., September 19, 1851; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Bibliography

Haigh, Elizabeth Bruchholz. “New York Antimasons, 1826-1833.” Ph. D. Diss., University of Rochester, 1980.

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

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