(8 January, 1791 -- 9 November, 1865) Collamer was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Troy, N.Y., Collamer moved to Vermont in childhood. Collamer served in the War of 1812 and afterwards studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1813. Collamer was a member of the State house of representatives 1821, 1822, 1827, and 1828. Collamer was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, and Thirtieth Congresses and afterwards was elected in 1855 as a Republican to the United States Senate. In 1861, Collamer was reelected and he served until his death.
[Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]
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