Silas Stow

U.S. Congressperson

1773 – 1827

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Who was Silas Stow?

Silas Stow was a United States Representative from New York. Born in Middlefield, Middlesex County, Connecticut, he attended the common schools and studied law, but never practiced. He moved to Lowville, Lewis County, New York and engaged in agricultural pursuits. He became land agent for Nicholas Low and moved to Oneida County in 1797. He was appointed judge of Oneida County on January 28, 1801. He returned to Lewis County and was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Twelfth Congress, holding office from March 4, 1811 to March 3, 1813. He was sheriff of Lewis County in 1814 and 1815 and judge of the same county from 1815 to 1823. Stow died in Lowville in 1827; interment was in East State Street Burying Ground. His son Alexander W. Stow was the first Chief Justice of the State of Wisconsin. His son Horatio J. Stow was a New York State Senator.

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Born
Dec 21, 1773
Middlefield
Also known as
  • Stow
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Connecticut
Died
Jan 19, 1827

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on July 23, 2013

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