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Silas Mainville Burroughs (July 16, 1810June 3, 1860) was a U.S. Representative from New Yorkmarker.

Born in Ovid, New Yorkmarker, Burroughs completed a preparatory course.Village clerk of Medina, New Yorkmarker, in 1835.Village trustee in 1836 and 1839-1843.He studied law.He was admitted to the bar in Orleans County in 1840 and commenced practice in Medina.Again trustee of Medina 1845-1847.Village attorney 1845-1847.He served as brigadier general in the New York State Militia 1848-1858.He served as member of the State assembly in 1837, 1850, 1851, and 1853.

Burroughs was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses and served from March 4, 1857, until his death in Medina, New Yorkmarker, June 3, 1860.He was interred in Boxwood Cemetery.

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