David A. OGDEN, Congress, NY (1770-1829)


OGDEN, David A., a Representative from New York; born in Morristown, Morris County, N.J., January 10, 1770; attended Kingâs College (now Columbia University), New York City; studied law; was admitted to the bar in November 1791 and began practice in Newark, N.J.; became counselor at law in New Jersey in 1796; moved to Hamilton (now Waddington), St. Lawrence County, N.Y., and continued the practice of law; associate judge of the court of common pleas of St. Lawrence County, N.Y., 1811-1815; member of the State assembly in 1814 and 1815; elected as a Federalist to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1819); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1818 to the Sixteenth Congress; first judge of the court of common pleas 1820-1824 and 1825-1829; one of the commissioners to settle the boundary between Canada and the United States; died in Montreal, Canada, June 9, 1829; interment in Brookside Cemetery, Waddington, St. Lawrence County, N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present