David M. De Witt
|New York State Assembly (Ulster Co., 2nd D.)|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 14th district
March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1875
|George M. Beebe|
|District attorney of Ulster County|
|Born||November 25, 1837|
Paterson, New Jersey, United States
|Died||June 23, 1912 (aged 74)|
Kingston, New York, United States
|Resting place||Wiltwyck Rural Cemetery|
Born in Paterson, New Jersey, De Witt moved to New York in 1845 with his parents, who settled in Brooklyn. As a youth, De Witt attended the public schools of Brooklyn, a select school at Saugerties, and the local academy at Kingston. He was graduated from Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey, in 1858, where he studied law. De Witt was admitted to the bar in 1858 and commenced practice in Kingston, New York. Principal of New Paltz Academy (later a State normal school) in 1861 and 1862. He served as district attorney of Ulster County 1863-1870. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection.
De Witt was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1875). He was not a candidate for renomination. He resumed the practice of law and also engaged in literary pursuits, including The Judicial Murder of Mary E. Surratt (1895), The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln (1898), and The impeachment and Trial of Andrew Johnson (1903). From 1878 to 1881, he served as assistant corporation counsel of Brooklyn, New York He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Ulster Co., 2nd D.) in 1883. Corporation counsel of Kingston in 1884. Surrogate of Ulster County from November 20, 1885, to December 31, 1886. He again engaged in the practice of law. He died in Kingston, New York, June 23, 1912. He was interred in Wiltwyck Rural Cemetery.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 14th congressional district
George M. Beebe
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