Anthony New

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Anthony New (1747 – March 2, 1833) was an 18th-century and 19th-century congressman and lawyer from Virginia and Kentucky.

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Born in Gloucester County, Virginia, New completed preparatory studies, studied law and was admitted to the bar. During the Revolutionary War, he served as a colonel in the Virginia militia from 1780 to 1781.

He was elected an Anti-Administration to the United States House of Representatives in 1792, serving from 1793 to 1805. New moved to Elkton, Kentucky and was elected back to the House Democratic-Republican from Kentucky in 1810, serving from 1811 to 1813. He was elected back a third time in 1816, serving from 1817 to 1819 and a fourth time in 1820, serving from 1821 to 1823. Afterwards, he engaged in agricultural pursuits and died at his estate called "Dunheath" near Elkton, Kentucky on March 2, 1833 and was interred in the family cemetery on the estate.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
(none)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 16th congressional district

March 4, 1793 – March 3, 1803 (obsolete district)
Succeeded by
John W. Eppes
Preceded by
Thomas Newton, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 11th congressional district

March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1805
Succeeded by
James M. Garnett
Preceded by
Matthew Lyon
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1811 – March 3, 1813
Succeeded by
James Clark
Preceded by
Alney McLean
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 5th congressional district

March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819
Succeeded by
Alney McLean
Preceded by
Alney McLean
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 5th congressional district

March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823
Succeeded by
John T. Johnson