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SAWYER, Lemuel, politician, born in Camden county, North Carolina, in 1777: died in Washington, D. C., 9 January, J852. He was educated at Flatbush academy, Long Island, New York, studied law, and was admitted to the bar, but, instead of practising, devoted himself to polities. He served in the legislature in 1800-'1, having been chosen as a Democrat, was a presidential elector in 1804, and served in congress in 1807-'13, 1817-'23, and 1825-'9. He was eccentric in his conduct, of dissipated habits, and negligent of his legislative duties, yet he was reelected repeatedly, often over powerful opponents. His prodigality and good-fellowship, though they made him many friends, brought him near to poverty in the closing years of his life. In 1850 he re, bored to Washington, where he was a clark in one of the departments till his death. He published a " Life of John Randolph" (New York, 1844), and an "Autobiography" (1844), and was also the author of several plays.
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