Luther Badger Edit Profile
He attended Hamilton-Oneida Academy for two years but did not graduate.
In 1786, the family removed to a farm on the bank of the Susquehanna River in Harpursville, Broome County, NY. During his college career, he taught in the common schools. In 1807, Badger began to study law with William Eager in Jamesville, and in 1810 entered the law office of Randall & Wattles in New Hartford. He was admitted to the bar in 1812, and practiced in Jamesville until 1824 when he retired from the bar.
Badger joined the New York State Militia as a sergeant major, was promoted to quartermaster in 1812, eventually became a brigadier general in 1819, and was judge advocate of the 27th Brigade of Infantry from 1820 to 1827 when he retired from military service. Elected as an Adams man to the 19th United States Congress, Badger served as U.S. Representative for the twenty-third district of New York from March 4, 1825, to March 3, 1827. Afterwards he engaged in mercantile pursuits.
In 1832, he returned to his old home in Harpursville and resumed the practice of law. He was District Attorney of Broome County from 1847 to 1849 when he resigned and resumed his private practice in Jordan, NY. Badger died on October 30, 1869, in Jordan, Onondaga County, New York. And was buried at the Jordan Cemetery there.
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