Robert Monell

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Robert Monell (1786 Columbia County, New York – November 29, 1860 Greene, Chenango County, New York) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.


Monell studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1809, and commenced practice at Binghamton, New York. In 1811, he removed to Greene. He was a member from Chenango County of the New York State Assembly in 1814-15.

Monell was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the 16th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1819, to March 3, 1821.

He was again a member of the State Assembly in 1825, 1826 and 1828; and was D.A. of Chenango County in 1827.

Monell was elected as a Jacksonian to the 21st United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1829, to February 21, 1831, when he resigned. He was Judge of the Sixth Circuit Court from 1831 to 1846. Afterwards he resumed the practice of law;

He was buried at the Hornby Cemetery.

External links[edit]

  • United States Congress. "Robert Monell (id: M000853)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 189, 202f, 206, 292, 356 and 371; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John R. Drake,
Isaac Williams, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th congressional district

with Joseph S. Lyman
Succeeded by
Samuel Campbell,
James Hawkes
Preceded by
John C. Clark
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st congressional district

Succeeded by
John A. Collier