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Nathaniel Jones (February 17, 1788 Tyringhammarker, Berkshire County, Massachusettsmarker - July 20, 1866 Newburghmarker, Orange County, New Yorkmarker) was an American banker and politician from New Yorkmarker.


About 1807, he removed to Warwick, New Yorkmarker, and taught school there for seferal years. Among his pupils was William H. Seward.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1827 and 1828. Afterwards he engaged in banking.

He was elected as a Democrat to the 25th and 26th United States Congresses, and served from March 4, 1837 to March 3, 1841.

He was New York State Surveyor General from February 1842 to February 1845, and a canal commissioner from February 1845 to November 1, 1847, when he resigned.

He was Superintendent of Schools and Clerk of the Board of Education of Newburgh in 1851. He was a member of the New York State Senate from 1852 to 1853.


  • Google Book The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 37f, 42 and 284; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
  • [554905] Obit in NYT on July 31, 1866 (Stating he was Marshal of the Southern District, which is not confirmed by the US Marshal's website.)

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