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Gideon Lee (April 27, 1778 Amherst, Massachusettsmarker - August 21, 1841 Geneva, New Yorkmarker) was an American politician who was Mayor of New York and United States Representative from New Yorkmarker.

Life

He attended the common schools. He became a shoemaker in Worthington, Massachusettsmarker. He moved first to New York Citymarker and then to Georgiamarker, where he was in the mercantile business. He returned to New York in 1807 and engaged in the leather business.

Politics

He served as member of the New York State Assembly in 1823, and as alderman from 1828 to 1830. He was Mayor of New York from 1833 to 1834, but declined to be a candidate for reelection.

Lee was elected as a Jacksonian to the 24th United States Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Campbell P. White and served from November 4, 1835, to March 3, 1837. He then retired and moved to Geneva, New Yorkmarker.

He was buried at the Washington Street Cemetery in Geneva, NY.

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