WHITTLESEY, Frederick, (cousin of Elisha Whittlesey and Thomas Tucker
a Representative from New York; born in New Preston, Conn., June 12,
1799; pursued academic studies; was graduated from Yale College in 1818;
studied law; was admitted to the bar in Utica, N.Y., in 1821 and commenced
practice in Cooperstown, N.Y., early in 1822; later in the year moved to
Rochester, N.Y.; treasurer of Monroe County in 1829 and 1830; elected as an
Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-second and Twenty-third Congresses (March
4, 1831-March 3, 1835); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department
of War (Twenty-third Congress); resumed the practice of law; city attorney of
Rochester in 1838; vice chancellor of the eighth judicial district of New York
1839-1847; justice of the State supreme court in 1847 and 1848; professor of
law at Genesee College in 1850 and 1851; died in Rochester, N.Y., September 19,
1851; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.
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