Richard Pratt MARVIN, Congress, NY (1803-1892)


MARVIN, Richard Pratt, a Representative from New York; born in Fairfield, Herkimer County, N.Y., December 23, 1803; moved with his parents to Dryden, N.Y., in 1809; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1829 and commenced practice in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y.; member of the State assembly in 1836 and 1837; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1841); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Twenty-sixth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1840; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1846; judge of the eighth judicial district 1847-1871; resumed the practice of law in Jamestown, N.Y., and died there January 11, 1892; interment in Lakeview Cemetery.

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