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John G. Stower


John G. Stower

John G. Stower (1791 Madison, Madison County, New York — December 19, 1851 in Chittenango, Madison Co., NY) was an American lawyer and politician from New York and Florida.


He married Harriet (1795–1823), and they had several children. In 1817, he began publishing the Hamilton Recorder with P. B. Havens. He was Surrogate of Madison County from 1821 to 1827. On September 2, 1824, he married Amelia Kellogg (1804–1882), and their only child died in infancy.

Stower was elected as a Jacksonian to the 20th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1827, to March 3, 1829.

On April 20, 1829, Stower received a recess appointment from President Andrew Jackson as United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and took up his duties at Key West, Florida. He resigned in March 1830, before the U.S. Senate took a vote on the nomination.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (5th D.) from 1833 to 1835, sitting in the 56th, 57th and 58th New York State Legislatures. He resigned his seat on September 29, 1835.

He was President of the Village of Chittenango, New York from 1847 to 1848.

He died of "consumption and pulmonary attack", and was buried at the Madison Street Cemetery in Hamilton.


  • Template:CongBio
  • compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 129f, 146 and 414; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
  • (1830; pg. 442)
  • (September 1829; pg. 223)
  • by J. H. French (1860; pg. 389)
  • (pg. 100f) [gives name erroneously as "Stowers"]

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Preceded by
John Miller
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 22nd congressional district

1827 - 1829
Succeeded by
Thomas Beekman
Legal offices
Preceded by
William Allison McRea
U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida
1829 - 1830
Succeeded by
John K. Campbell
Preceded by
William H. Maynard
New York State Senate
Fifth District (Class 2)

1833 - 1835
Succeeded by
David Wager
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