US Congressman. He studied law at Washington Seminary in Claverack, New York, and was admitted to the bar in 1809. Practicing for a time in Binghamton, New York, in 1811 he removed to Greene in Chenango county. Here he was appointed as agent for the Hornby Estate, a position he held until his resignation in 1819. In 1813, he was elected as a member of the New York State Legislature for Chenango County, serving terms in 1814 and 1815. In 1818 he was elected to the 16th US Congress from the 15th District, serving Broome, Otsego and Chenango counties, holding that office until March of 1821. He was returned to the New York State Legislature three more terms - 1825, 1826, and 1828. He served as Chenango County District Attorney in 1827. He was elected in 1828 to serve in the 21st US Congress, representing New York's 21st Congressional District, composed of Broome and Chenango counties, holding that office until his resignation in February of 1831. He was appointed to the New York Sixth Circuit Court in 1831, a position he held for fourteen years. In 1845, he accepted an appointment as Clerk of the Supreme Court in Geneva, serving there until 1847 when he returned to his practice in Greene. He was the first President of the village of Greene following its incorporation in 1842. He was a founding member of the Zion Episcopal Church of Greene and a member of the Eastern Light Lodge, No. 126, Free and Accepted Masons.
Bio by: Jim Livermore
Charlotte Squires Monell