Thomas R. Gold

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Thomas Ruggles Gold, New York Congressman.

Thomas Ruggles Gold (November 4, 1764 – October 24, 1827) was a United States Representative from New York.

Biography

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Thomas Ruggles Gold, New York Congressman

Born in Cornwall, Connecticut, he pursued classical studies and was graduated from Yale College in 1786. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Goshen, Connecticut. He settled in Whitesboro, Oneida County, New York in 1792 and was assistant New York attorney general from 1797 to 1801. He was a member of the New York State Senate from 1796 to 1802 and was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1804 to the Ninth Congress. He served in the New York State Assembly in 1808 and was elected as a Federalist to the Eleventh and Twelfth Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1809 to March 3, 1813. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1812 to the Thirteenth Congress, and was elected to the Fourteenth Congress, holding office from March 4, 1815 to March 3, 1817. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1816 and resumed the practice of law in Whitesboro, where he died in 1827. Interment was in Grand View Cemetery.

Cornwall, Connecticut Town in Connecticut, United States

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Goshen, Connecticut Town in Connecticut, United States

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References

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Thompson
Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 11th congressional district

1809–1813
Succeeded by
John W. Taylor
Preceded by
Morris S. Miller
Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 16th congressional district

1815–1817
Succeeded by
Henry R. Storrs