BABCOCK, Alfred, (1805 - 1871)


BABCOCK, Alfred, a Representative from New York; born in Hamilton, Madison County, N.Y., April 15, 1805; attended the local schools and Gaines (N.Y.) Academy; studied medicine; moved to Gaines, Orleans County, N.Y., where he practiced his profession; elected a member of the board of trustees of the village of Gaines at its first election on May 28, 1839; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); resumed the practice of medicine in Gaines, N.Y.; moved to Illinois in 1850 and settled in Galesburg, Knox County, where he continued the practice of his profession until his death on May 16, 1871; interment in Hope Cemetery.