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BACON, Ezekiel, jurist, born in Boston, Massachusetts, 1 September 1776; died in Utica, New York, 18 October 1870. He was graduated at Yale College in 1794, studied law in the Litchfield, Connecticut, law school, and began practice at Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He was a member of the legislature in 1806-'7; a representative in congress from 1807 to 1813; chief justice of the court of common pleas for the western district of Massachusetts in 1813, and from that year till 1815 first comptroller of the United States treasury. He removed to Utica, New York, in 1816; was a member of the legislature of that state, judge of the court of common pleas, and a member of the state constitutional convention of 1821. In 1824 he was a democratic candidate for congress, but was defeated. He published "Recollections of Fifty Years" (1843).
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