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John YOUNG

(1802-1852)

YOUNG, John, a Representative from New York; born in Chelsea, Orange County, Vt., June 12, 1802; moved to New York State in 1806 with his parents, who settled in Conesus, Livingston County, where he attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1829 and commenced practice in Geneseo, N.Y.; member of the State assembly in 1833, 1844, and 1845; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Philo C. Fuller and served from November 9, 1836, to March 3, 1837; declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1836; elected to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); was not a candidate for reelection in 1842; Governor of New York 1847-1849; delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1848; appointed assistant treasurer of the United States at New York June 28, 1849, and served until his death in New York City April 23, 1852; interment in Temple Hill Cemetery, Geneseo, N.Y.

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

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