Marvin, Dudley

Born: 1786-05-09 Connecticut

Died: 1856-06-25 New York

Marvin was a New York attorney and politician. He received his primary education at Colchester Academy in Connecticut. After his schooling, he moved in 1807 to Canandaigua, New York, where he read law. He earned admittance to the bar in 1811 and commenced practicing law in Erie, Pennsylvania. He returned to Canandaigua and continued to practice his profession. In 1812, he joined the New York State Militia as a first lieutenant, and received promotion successively from lieutenant to major general. In 1822, he won election to the U.S. House of Representatives. New York voters returned him to the House in 1824 and 1826. After his tenure in Congress, he devoted his time to mechanical innovation, developing several inventions for which he received patents. In 1835, he moved to New York City, and eight years later, relocated to Ripley, New York, where he resumed practicing law. In 1846, Marvin won election as a Whig to the U.S. House, serving until 1849. After completing his term, he returned to his law practice in Ripley.

Gravestone, East Ripley Cemetery, Ripley, NY; Biographical Directory of the American Congress 1774-1996 (Alexandria, VA: CQ Staff Directories, 1997), 1454.