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Samuel Jones WILKIN

(1793-1866)

WILKIN, Samuel Jones, (son of James Whitney Wilkin), a Representative from New York; born in Goshen, Orange County, N.Y., December 17, 1793; was graduated from Princeton College in 1812; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1815 and began practice in Goshen; member of the State assembly in 1824 and 1825; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-second Congress (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1833); unsuccessful Whig candidate for election in 1844 as Lieutenant Governor of New York; member of the State senate in 1848 and 1849; canal appraiser in 1850; died in Goshen, N.Y., March 11, 1866; interment in Slate Hill Cemetery.

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

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