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Harvey Putnam (January 5, 1793 – September 20, 1855) was a United States House of Representative from New York. Born in Brattleboro, Vermontmarker, he attended the common schools, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1816 and commenced practice in Attica, New York in 1817. He held several local offices and elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William Patterson, holding office from November 7, 1838 to March 3, 1839. He was appointed surrogate of Genesee Countymarker in 1840, which office he held until the division of the county, when he was appointed surrogate of Wyoming Countymarker, serving until 1842. He was a member of the New York State Senate from 1843 to 1846, and was elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1847 to March 3, 1851. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1850 and resumed the practice of law. He died in Attica in 1855; interment was in Forest Hill Cemetery.


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