Rufus Palen

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Rufus Palen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841
Preceded by John C. Brodhead
Succeeded by John Van Buren
Personal details
Born (1807-02-25)February 25, 1807
Palenville, New York, U.S.
Died April 26, 1844(1844-04-26) (aged 37)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Resting place Old Cemetery
Palenville, New York
Citizenship US
Political party Whig
Profession Manufacturer
Politician

Rufus Palen (February 25, 1807 – April 26, 1844) was an American manufacturer and politician in the U.S. state of New York. He represented New York in the United States House of Representatives.

Biography[edit]

Palen was born in Palenville, New York and moved with his family as a child to Fallsburg.[1] He received limited schooling and became engaged in the manufacture of leather.

He held several political offices in New York, and was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth Congress, serving from March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841.[2]

He died in New York City on April 26, 1844.[3] He is interred in the Old Cemetery in Palenville, New York.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ United States. Government Printing Office (1918). Congressional serial set. U.S. G.P.O. p. 905. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  2. ^ United States. Congress, and Enyart, O. M. (1903). A Biographical Congressional Directory, 1774 to 1903: The Continental Congress: September 5, 1774, to October 21, 1788, Inclusive. The United States Congress: the First Congress to the Fifty-seventh Congress, March 4, 1903, Inclusive. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 130. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Congressional Quarterly, inc (2009). American Political Leaders 1789-2009. CQ Press. p. 210. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John C. Brodhead
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 7th congressional district

1839 - 1841
Succeeded by
John Van Buren

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.