Rowland Day

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Rowland Day (March 6, 1779 Chester, Hampden County, Massachusetts – December 23, 1853 Moravia, Cayuga County, New York) was an American merchant and politician from New York.

Life[edit]

In 1805, Day removed to Skaneateles, and in 1810 to Sempronius. He engaged in mercantile pursuits, and was Supervisor of the Town of Sempronius for several years.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1816-17, and a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1821.

Day was elected as a Crawford Democratic-Republican to the 18th, and as a Jacksonian to the 23rd United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1823, to March 3, 1825, and from March 4, 1833, to March 3, 1835.

He was Postmaster of Sempronius. In 1833, the Western part of Sempronius (where Day lived) was separated as the Town of Moravia.

He was buried at the Indian Mound Cemetery in Moravia

References[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
new district
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 24th congressional district

1823–1825
Succeeded by
Charles Kellogg
Preceded by
Ulysses F. Doubleday
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 24th congressional district

1833–1835
Succeeded by
Ulysses F. Doubleday