U.S. Congressman. He studied at the Albany Law School New York, was admitted to the bar in 1795 and commenced to practice law in Florida, New York. He was Johnstown village trustee in 1808, supervisor, (1809-10), a member of the New York Assembly, (1808-13) and district attorney of the fifth district in 1813. In 1815, he was elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth Congress, serving until 1817. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he was justice of the New York State Supreme Court, fourth district, (1847-55) and president of the New York State electoral college, until his death at age 86. His daughter Elizabeth Cady Stanton, was a suffragist, social activist and a leading figure of the early woman’s rights movement.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Margaret Livingston Cady