Jonas Platt

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Jonas Platt

Jonas Platt (born June 30, 1769 in Poughkeepsie , Dutchess County , New York Province, † February 22, 1834 in Peru , Clinton County , New York ) was an American lawyer, judge, general of the cavalry in the militia and politician. He was the son of Zephaniah Platt , who also worked as a lawyer and politician, and the brother of Charles Z. Platt , Treasury Secretary of New York.

Private life

Jonas Platt attended a French academy in Montreal ( Canada ). He then studied law , was admitted to the bar in 1790 and began practicing in Poughkeepsie. Platt served as the county clerk of Herkimer County from 1791 to 1798 and of Oneida County from 1798 to 1802 . He later held the post of associate judge at the Supreme Court of New York between 1814 and 1821 .

Political activity

Platt was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1796 . He was elected a federalist to the 6th US Congress , where he served from March 4, 1799 to March 3, 1801. As a member of parliament, he chaired the Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business . He decided not to run for re-election. Platt ran unsuccessfully for governor of New York in 1810 . He was also a member of the New York Senate from 1810 to 1813 . Last year he was also a member of the Council of Appointments . Platt took part in the New York Constituent Assembly in 1821 .

He died in Peru (New York) in 1834 and was then buried in the Riverside Cemetery in Plattsburgh (New York).

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