Thomas Tredwell

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Thomas Tredwell
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Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives
from New York's 1st district
In office
May, 1791 - March 3, 1795
Preceded by William Floyd
Succeeded by Jonathan Nicoll Havens
Personal details
Born(1743-02-06)February 6, 1743
Smithtown, New York, U.S.
Died December 30, 1831(1831-12-30) (aged 88)
Plattsburg, New York, U.S.
Political party Anti-Administration
Relations Thomas Treadwell Davis

Thomas Tredwell (February 6, 1743 – December 30, 1831) was an American lawyer and politician from Plattsburg, New York. He served in the New York State Senate and represented New York in the United States House of Representatives from 1791 to 1795.

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Tredwell was born in Smithtown, New York on February 6, 1743. He graduated from Princeton College in 1764 where he studied law. He was admitted to the bar and began practice in Plattsburg, New York. He was a delegate to the Provincial Congress of New York in 1774 and 1775 and a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1776 and 1777. He was member of the New York State Assembly from 1777 to 1783; judge of the court of probate from 1778 to 1787; served in the New York State Senate from 1786 to 1789; surrogate of Suffolk County, New York from 1787 to 1791; and delegate to the State ratification convention in 1788.

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Tredwell was elected to the 2nd United States Congress as an Anti-Administration man to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James Townsend, and was re-elected to the 3rd United States Congress, serving from May 1791, to March 3, 1795. He was a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1801. He was again a member of the New York State Senate (Eastern D.) from 1804 to 1807 and surrogate of Clinton County, New York from 1807 to 1831. He died in Plattsburg, New York on December 30, 1831 and is interred in a private burial ground in Beekmantown, New York.

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Family life

Tredwell's grandson Thomas Treadwell Davis also represented New York in the United States House of Representatives. [1]

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  1. "DAVIS, Thomas Treadwell, (1810 - 1872)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress:. Retrieved July 9, 2014.

The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all present and former members of the United States Congress and its predecessor, the Continental Congress. Also included are Delegates from territories and the District of Columbia and Resident Commissioners from the Philippines and Puerto Rico.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Floyd
Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Jonathan Nicoll Havens