Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Kemble, Gouverneur

Kemble, Gouverneur, a Representative from New York; born in New York City January 25, 1786; completed preparatory studies and was graduated from Columbia College, New York City, in 1803; engaged in mercantile pursuits; visited Spain in 1816 and while there studied the process of casting cannon; after his return to the United States he established a cannon foundry at Cold Spring, N.Y., where cannon were for the first time cast in this county with any degree of perfection; sent to the Mediterranean as a naval agent during the war with Tripoli; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1841); declined the nomination for reelection in 1840; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1846; delegate to the Democratic National conventions in 1844 and 1860; interested in the promotion of the Hudson River and Panama Railroads; died at Cold Spring, Putnam County, N.Y., September 16, 1875; interment in Cold Spring Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Kemble, Gouverneur," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1400 Original Sources, accessed February 3, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=84LYX4F4DFB17I4.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Kemble, Gouverneur." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1400, Original Sources. 3 Feb. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=84LYX4F4DFB17I4.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Kemble, Gouverneur' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1400. Original Sources, retrieved 3 February 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=84LYX4F4DFB17I4.