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Eliphalet WICKES

(1769-1850)

WICKES, Eliphalet, a Representative from New York; born in Huntington, Long Island, N.Y., April 1, 1769; during the Revolution was employed as an express rider; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Jamaica, Long Island, N.Y.; elected as a Republican to the Ninth Congress (March 4, 1805-March 3, 1807); appointed July 1, 1797, the first postmaster of Jamaica, Long Island, N.Y., and served until April 1, 1806; reappointed January 1, 1807, and served until April 27, 1835; district attorney of Queens County 1818-1821; master in chancery; died in Troy, N.Y., on June 7, 1850; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

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

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