Reuben Whallon Edit Profile
Born in Bedminster, New Jersey, Whallon attended the common schools.
He moved to Argyle, Washington County, New York. He was appointed Justice of the Peace for the township of Argyle March 13, 1806, and served until 1811. He moved to Essex, New York, in 1814.
He was a large landowner, farmer, merchant, mill owner, and ironmaster. He served as captain and major in the New York State Militia in 1803–1814. Supervisor of the town of Essex in 1818, 1819, 1827, and 1828.
First judge of Essex County Court of Common Pleas 1831–1838. Whallon was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835). He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Twenty-third Congress).
He again engaged in his former business pursuits. He died on his estate at Whallons Bay, town of Essex, New York, on April 15, 1843. He was interred in Whallons Bay Cemetery.
Member of New York State Assembly, 1808-1809, 11. Member United States Ho.