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Charles Henry WINFIELD

(1822-1888)

WINFIELD, Charles Henry, a Representative from New York; born in Crawford, N.Y., April 22, 1822; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1846 and commenced practice in Goshen, N.Y.; district attorney for Orange County 1850-1856; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1867); was not a candidate for renomination in 1866; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Walden, N.Y., June 10, 1888; interment in Wallkill Valley Cemetery.

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

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