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John Adams (August 26, 1778 Oak Hill, Durham, New York - September 25, 1854 Catskill, New York) was a United States Congressman from New York.

He studied law, and taught school in Durham. He was admitted to the bar in 1805, and began to practice in Durham. He was appointed the surrogate of Greene County, New York in 1810. He was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1812 to 1813. He presented credentials as a Democratic-Republican to the United States House of Representatives in 1815, but his election was contested by Erastus Root who took the seat on December 26. He was elected as a Jacksonian to the 23rd Congress, and served from March 4, 1833 to March 3, 1835. Afterwards he resumed his law practice in Catskill. He also became a director of the Canajoharie and Catskill Rail Road in 1835. He is buried at Thomson Street Cemetery in Catskill.

References

  • Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1963.
  • Find-A-Grave site
  • [1] Congress Bio
  • [2] Political Graveyard
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Samuel Sherwood
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 8th congressional district

1815
Succeeded by
Erastus Root
Preceded by
John King
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 8th congressional district

1833 - 1835
Succeeded by
Valentine Efner

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