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Rodolphus (R.) Holland Duell (December 20, 1824 – February 11, 1891) was a United States Representative from New York during the American Civil War.

Duell was born in Warrenmarker, Herkimer Countymarker. He completed preparatory studies and subsequently studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1845 and commenced practice in Fabius. He moved to Cortlandmarker in 1847 and was district attorney of Cortland Countymarker from 1850 to 1855. He was judge of Cortland County from 1855 to 1859 and was assessor of internal revenue for the twenty-third district of New York from 1869 to 1871.

Duell was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1859 to March 3, 1863; during the Thirty-seventh Congress he was chairman of the Committee on Revolutionary Claims. He resumed the practice of law in Cortland and was then elected to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1871 to March 3, 1875. During the Forty-third Congress he was chairman of the Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings. Duell was appointed as United States Commissioner of Patents by President Ulysses S. Grant on October 1, 1875 and served until January 30, 1877. He resumed the practice of law in Cortland, where he died in 1891; interment was in Cortland Rural Cemetery.

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