John C. Churchill

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"(January 17, 1821 -- June 4, 1905) John Charles Churchill was a(n) teacher, tutor, lawyer, member of a board of education, judge, commissioner, and American politician. He was born in Mooers, Clinton County, New York. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1847. John was a member of the Oswego Board of Education (1853-1856), president of the Oswego Board of Education (1879 & 1880), Member of the board of supervisors of Oswego County (1854 & 1855), prosecuting attorney (1857 -1860), judge of Oswego County (1860 -1864), and was appointed associate justice of the supreme court of New York to fill a vacancy and was reelected (January 17, 1881 - December 31, 1891). Churchill was appointed by Governor Morgan commissioner to superintend the draft for Oswego county (1862 and 1863), was an unsuccessful candidate for secretary of state of New York (1877), and delegate to the Republican National convention (1876). Churchill was elected as a Republican to the 40th and 41st Congresses (March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1871) where he served as chairman on the Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (41st Congress). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at]"

Member of New York Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, New York Delegation—The Civil Rights Act of 1875.

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