John BIRD, Congress, NY (1768-1806)


BIRD, John, a Representative from New York; born in Litchfield, Conn., November 22, 1768; pursued classical studies; was graduated from Yale College in 1786; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Litchfield, Conn.; moved to Troy, N.Y., in 1793 and engaged in the practice of law; member of the State assembly 1796-1798; elected as a Federalist to the Sixth and Seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1799, to July 25, 1801, when he resigned; again resumed the practice of his profession; died in Troy, N.Y., on February 2, 1806; interment in Mount Ida Cemetery.

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