William Babcock (politician)

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William Babcock
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 26th district
In office
March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1833
Preceded by Thomas Maxwell
Succeeded by John Dickson
Personal details
Born 1785 (1785)
Hinsdale, New Hampshire
Died October 20, 1838 (1838-10-21) (aged 53)
Penn Yan, New York
Citizenship  United States
Political party Anti-Masonic Party
Profession

merchant hotel keeper

politician

William Babcock (1785 – October 20, 1838) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York's twenty-sixth district.

Biography[edit]

Born in Hinsdale, New Hampshire, Babcock attended the common schools.

Career[edit]

Babcock moved to Penn Yan, New York, in 1813 and engaged in mercantile pursuits owning more that one store.[1] Upon the formation of Yates County he was appointed by the Governor as the first county treasurer in 1823.

Elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-second Congress, Babcock served as a U.S. Representative for the twenty-sixth district of New York from March 4, 1831 to March 3, 1833.[2] Resuming his mercantile pursuits, he was also engaged as a hotel keeper.

Death[edit]

Babcock died in Penn Yan, Yates County, New York, on October 20, 1838 (age about 53 years). He is interred at City Hill Cemetery, near Penn Yan, New York.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "William Babcock". Yates County Biographies. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "William Babcock". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "William Babcock". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas Maxwell
Representative of the 26th Congressional District of New York
March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1833
Succeeded by
John Dickson

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.