HERKIMER, John, (1773 - 1848)


HERKIMER, John, a Representative from New York; born in what is now Herkimer (then Tryon and later Montgomery) County, N.Y., in 1773; attended the public schools; member of the State assembly in 1800, 1804, and 1806; member of the State constitutional convention in 1801; moved to Danube, Herkimer County, N.Y.; major in the war of 1812 and commanded a battalion of New York Volunteers in the defense of Sackets Harbor May 29, 1813; judge of the circuit court for several years; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1819); moved to Meriden, N.Y.; elected as an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1825); returned to Danube, where he died June 8, 1848; interment in General Herkimer Cemetery, Danube, N.Y.