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Thurlow Weed
Thurlow Weed - Brady-Handy.jpg
Weed at the height of his influence, c.1860. Brady-Handy photograph, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.
Member of the New York State Assembly from Monroe County
In office
January 1, 1830 December 31, 1830
ServingwithEzra Sheldon Jr., Joseph Randall