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Isaac WILSON

(1780-1848)

WILSON, Isaac, a Representative from New York; born in Middlebury, Vt., June 25, 1780; served in the War of 1812 as captain of Cavalry; moved to Genesee County, N.Y.; member of the State assembly in 1816 and 1817; served in the State senate 1818-1821; judge of the Genesee County Court from May 9, 1821, to February 10, 1823; presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Eighteenth Congress and served from March 4, 1823, to January 7, 1824, when he was succeeded by Parmenio Adams, who contested his election; again judge of the Genesee County Court from February 2, 1830, to January 23, 1836; moved to Batavia, Kane County, Ill.; appointed postmaster of Batavia on February 6, 1841, and served until July 21, 1846, when his successor was appointed; died in Batavia, Ill., on October 25, 1848; interment in East Batavia Cemetery.

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

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