Job Pierson

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Job Pierson
Personal details
Born (1791-09-23)September 23, 1791
East Hampton, New York
Died April 9, 1860(1860-04-09) (aged 68)
Troy, New York
Nationality American
Political party Jacksonian
Spouse(s) Clarissa Bulkeley Pierson
Children Job Pierson (1824-1896)
Sarah J. Pierson
John B. Pierson
Occupation Lawyer

Job Pierson (September 23, 1791 – April 9, 1860) was a U.S. Representative from New York.


Born in East Hampton, New York, Pierson attended the common schools. He graduated from Williams College in 1811. He studied law in Salem and Schaghticoke. He was admitted to the bar in 1815 and commenced practice in Rensselaer County. He served as district attorney from 1824-1833.

Pierson was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-second and Twenty-third Congresses (March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1835). After an unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the Twenty-fourth Congress in 1834, he resumed the practice of law. He served as Surrogate of Rensselaer County from 1835-1840 and was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1848, 1852, and 1856.

Pierson died in Troy, New York and was interred in Oakwood Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John D. Dickinson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1831 – March 4, 1835
Succeeded by
Hiram P. Hunt