William Babcock (politician)

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William Babcock
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 26th district
In office
March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1833
Preceded byThomas Maxwell
Succeeded byJohn Dickson
Personal details
Born1785 (1785)
Hinsdale, New Hampshire
DiedOctober 20, 1838 (1838-10-21) (aged 53)
Penn Yan, New York
Citizenship United States
Political partyAnti-Masonic Party

hotel keeper


William Babcock (1785 – October 20, 1838) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York's twenty-sixth district.


Born in Hinsdale, New Hampshire, Babcock attended the common schools.


Babcock moved to Penn Yan, New York, in 1813 and engaged in mercantile pursuits owning more that one store.[1] Upon the formation of Yates County he was appointed by the Governor as the first county treasurer in 1823.

Elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-second Congress, Babcock served as a U.S. Representative for the twenty-sixth district of New York from March 4, 1831 to March 3, 1833.[2] Resuming his mercantile pursuits, he was also engaged as a hotel keeper.


Babcock died in Penn Yan, Yates County, New York, on October 20, 1838 (age about 53 years). He is interred at City Hill Cemetery, near Penn Yan, New York.[3]


  1. ^ "William Babcock". Yates County Biographies. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  2. ^ "William Babcock". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  3. ^ "William Babcock". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 7 August 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas Maxwell
Representative of the 26th Congressional District of New York
March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1833
Succeeded by
John Dickson

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.