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 Jonas Platt

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Jonas Platt

Birth
Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, USA
Death 22 Feb 1834 (aged 64)
Peru, Clinton County, New York, USA
Burial Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 12139970 View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He attended the French Academy at Montreal, Canada, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1790 and practiced law in Poughkeepsie, New York. He was Herkimer County Clerk (1791-98), Oneida County Clerk (1798-1802) and a member of the New York State Assembly in 1796. In 1799, he was elected as a Federalist to the Sixth Congress, serving until 1801. After his term, he resumed the practice of law and was a General of Cavalry in the New York State Militia. He was a member of the New York State Senate (1810-13), served as associate justice on the New York Supreme Court (1814-21) and was a delegate to the New York Constitutional Convention in 1821. He died at age 64 in Peru, New York.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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