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Alvah Sabin (October 23, 1793 – January 22, 1885) was a United States Representative from Vermontmarker. He was born in Georgia, Vermontmarker. He attended the common schools and Burlington College. He was also a member of the Vermont militia and served during the War of 1812. After the war, he studied theology in Philadelphiamarker and graduated from Columbian College (now George Washington Universitymarker), Washington, D.C.marker, in 1821. He was ordained a minister and preached at Cambridge, Westfield, and Underhill until 1825, when he returned to Georgia, Vermont. He was also pastor of the Georgia Baptist Church over forty years.

Sabin was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives 1826-1835, 1838-1840, 1847-1849, 1851, 1861, and 1862. He served in the Vermont Senate in 1841, 1843, and 1845. He was the Secretary of State of Vermont in 1841. He was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress and reelected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1853 - March 3, 1857). While in Congress he served as chairman, Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Thirty-fourth Congress). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1856. He served as a delegate to the first Anti-Slavery National Convention. Also, he was the county commissioner of Franklin County in 1861 and 1862. In his later years, he moved to Sycamore, Illinoismarker in 1867 and continued his ministerial duties. He died there in 1885 and was buried in Georgia Plain Cemetery, Georgia Plain, Vermont.


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