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Egbert Benson

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Egbert Benson (21 June 1746 - 24 August 1833) was an American lawyer, jurist, and politician from New York City.

Benson was born in New York City in 1746. He was graduated from Kings College in 1765, then studied law. Benson was admitted to the bar and practiced law in New York City. In 1977, he became the first Attorney General of the state of New York. He served in that capacity until 1789. He was also a member of the state legislature from 1777 to 1781 and again briefly in 1788. From 1784 to 1801, he was an associate judge of the New York Supreme Court.

Benson represented New York at the Continental Congress, was a delegate to the state constitutional convention that ratified the United States Congress in 1788, and was elected to the United States House of Representatives. He served in the United States Congress from 1789 to 1793. In 1801, he was appointed to the United States Circuit Court

He represented New York in the Continental Congress from 1784 to 1788, and in the U.S. Congress. He served on the New York state Supreme Court, and as a justice in the U.S Court of Appeals.

Benson was again elected to the House of Representatives in 1812, and served for five months in 1813, resigning on 2 August.

He died in New York in 1833.

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