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William Cahoon (January 12, 1774 – May 30, 1833) was a United States politician and US representative from Vermontmarker.

He was born in Providence, Rhode Islandmarker on January 12, 1774. He moved with his parents to Lyndon, Vermontmarker in 1791 and engaged in milling and agricultural pursuits.

Cahoon was a member of the State house of representatives 1802–1810; succeeded his father as town clerk in 1808; presidential elector in 1808 and voted for Madison and Langdon; county judge 1811–1819; appointed major general in the militia in 1808 and served during the War of 1812; delegate to the State constitutional conventions in 1814 and 1828; member of the executive council 1815–1820; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont in 1820 and 1821 (Democratic-Republican); elected on the Anti-Masonic ticket to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1833); unsuccessful candidate in 1832 for reelection to the Twenty-third Congress; died in Lyndon, Vermont on May 30, 1833; interment in Lyndon Town Cemetery, Lyndon Center, Vermont.


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