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Bronson, David

(1800-1863) a U.S. Representative was born in Suffield, Connecticut on February 8, 1800. He was graduated from Dartmouth College in 1819; studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1823, and began his practice in North Anson.

A member of the Maine House of Representatives in 1832 and 1834, and a Justice of the Peace, he was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of George Evans. He served from May 31, 1841, to March 3, 1843.

Bronson moved to Augusta in 1843, resumed the practice of law, and became a member of the Maine State Senate in 1846. He later moved to Bath in 1850 and served as collector of customs until 1853. Judge of Probate for Sagadahoc County (1854-1857), he was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress.

He died in St. Michaels, Talbot County, Maryland on November 20, 1863, with interment in the Episcopal Cemetery of St. Michael’s Parish.

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