PIERSON, Job, (1791 - 1860)


PIERSON, Job, a Representative from New York; born in East Hampton, Suffolk County, N.Y., September 23, 1791; attended the common schools; was graduated from Williams College in 1811; studied law in Salem and Schaghticoke; was admitted to the bar in 1815 and commenced practice in Rensselaer County; district attorney 1824-1833; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-second and Twenty-third Congresses (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1835); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1834 to the Twenty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law; surrogate of Rensselaer County 1835-1840; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1848, 1852, and 1856; died in Troy, N.Y., April 9, 1860; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.