John Magee Edit Profile
He served in the United States Army in the War of 1812. Moved to Bath, Steuben County, New York in 1812. He was elected constable in 1818 and served until 1820.
He was appointed Sheriff of Steuben County, New York in 1821 and elected to that office in 1822. Magee was elected to the Twentieth Congress and reelected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress (March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1831). Magee was nominated again in 1830 but lost to the Anti-Masonic candidate, Grattan H. Wheeler.
Magee served as a delegate to the State Constitutional Convention in 1867. His 1831 home in Bath was the Davenport Free Library from 1893 to 1999, and is a National Register site under the Davenport name. It now houses Steuben County Historical Society and the Steuben County Historian's office.
Magee devoted the remaining years of his life to banking, railroading, and was also interested in mining. John Magee died at Watkins, Schuyler County, New York on April 5, 1868 at the age of 73. He is interred in Glenwood Cemetery.
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