Biographical Sketch of Hon. Gershom Powers
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HON. GERSHOM POWERS, son of John, was born June 11, 1779. After completing his studies he opened a law-office at Auburn, NY, where he had a successful practice. He was assistant justice of Cayuga County Court, and at the end of three years he was elevated to the position of judge. In 1829 he was chosen Representative to Congress. He died January 25, 1831.