Moses T. Clough

Information on this page is from History of Rensselaer Co., New York by Nathaniel Bartlett Sylvester, published in 1880.

MOSES T. CLOUGH was born in Hopkinton, N. H. He attended the academy in that town, and at the age of fifteen years entered Dartmouth College, graduating in the year 1834. At the expiration of his college life, and in pursuance of a prior determination to come to the State of New York and study law, he entered the office of Eliphalet Pearson, at Ticonderoga. Soon thereafter Mr. Pearson removed from that place, and Mr. Clough went into the office of James J. Stevens (a brother of the late Samuel and Cyrus Stevens), at Ticonderoga, finished his studies, and was admitted to the bar in the year 1838. In 1844, on the removal of the late Gardner Stow to the city of Troy, he was appointed district attorney of the county of Essex, which office he held for more than six years, having, at the expiration of his term of appointment, been elected as a Democrat in that strong and reliable Republican county in the year 1847. He also held the offices of master in chancery and Supreme Court commissioner, and was postmaster at Ticonderoga during President Polk's administration. He continued in a successful practice of the law at Ticonderoga until the year 1857, when he removed to the city of Troy, where he still resides in the practice of his profession.

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