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Otsego County
New York

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Otsego County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Burlington town Sill Farm Cemetery
  • Cherry Valley Cherry Valley Cemetery
  • Cooperstown Christ Churchyard
  • Cooperstown Cooper Garden
  • Cooperstown Lakewood Cemetery
  • Cooperstown Warren Cemetery
  • Gilbertsville Brookside Cemetery
  • Laurens Laurens Cemetery
  • Morris Friends Burying Ground
  • Morris Hillington Cemetery
  • Oneonta Unknown location
  • Oneonta Glenwood Cemetery
  • Oneonta Plains Cemetery
  • Oneonta Riverside Cemetery
  • Otsego Exeter Cemetery
  • Otsego Fly Creek Cemetery
  • Richfield Springs Lakeview Cemetery
  • Schenevus Schenevus Cemetery
  • Unadilla St. Matthew's Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Otsego County, New York
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Stukely Stafford Ellsworth, Sr. (1769-1837) — also known as Stukely Ellsworth — of Otsego County, N.Y. Born September 26, 1769. Member of New York state assembly from Otsego County, 1817-18, 1820-21; member of New York state senate 6th District, 1825-28. Died in Hartwick, Otsego County, N.Y., March 31, 1837 (age 67 years, 186 days). Original interment at in a private or family graveyard; reinterment to unknown location.


    Sill Farm Cemetery
    Burlington town, Otsego County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Jedediah Peck (1747-1821) — also known as "Father of the New York Common School System" — of Otsego County, N.Y. Born in 1747. Member of New York state assembly from Otsego County, 1798-1804; member of New York state senate Western District, 1804-08. Died August 15, 1821 (age about 74 years). Interment at Sill Farm Cemetery.


    Cherry Valley Cemetery
    Cherry Valley, Otsego County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Jabez Delno Hammond (1778-1855) — of New York. Born in New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass., August 2, 1778. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York 15th District, 1815-17; member of New York state senate Middle District, 1817-21; state court judge in New York, 1838. Died in Cherry Valley, Otsego County, N.Y., August 18, 1855 (age 77 years, 16 days). Interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Oliver Andrew Morse (1815-1870) — of New York. Born in New York, 1815. Republican. U.S. Representative from New York 19th District, 1857-59. Died in 1870 (age about 55 years). Interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William W. Campbell (1806-1881) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Cherry Valley, Otsego County, N.Y., June 10, 1806. Republican. U.S. Representative from New York 6th District, 1845-47; Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1857-65; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1868. Died in Cherry Valley, Otsego County, N.Y., September 7, 1881 (age 75 years, 89 days). Interment at Cherry Valley Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Christ Churchyard
    Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
    James Fenimore Cooper James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) — also known as Jane Morgan — of Cooperstown, Otsego County, N.Y. Born in Burlington, Burlington County, N.J., September 15, 1789. Novelist; U.S. Consul in Lyon, 1826-28. Died September 14, 1851 (age 61 years, 364 days). Interment at Christ Churchyard; statue at Cooper Garden.
      Relatives: Son of William Cooper (1754-1809); married to Susan Augusta De Lancey.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Fiction by James Fenimore Cooper: Last of the Mohicans — The Pioneers — The Prairie — The Deerslayer — The Pathfinder
      Books about James Fenimore Cooper: Donald A. Ringe, James Fenimore Cooper — Warren Motley, The American Abraham : James Fenimore Cooper and the Frontier Patriarch — Donald G. Darnell, James Fenimore Cooper: Novelist of Manners
      Image source: U.S. postage stamp (1940)
      William Cooper (1754-1809) — of New York. Born in a log house, in Smithfield (now part of Philadelphia), Philadelphia County, Pa., December 2, 1754. Merchant; common pleas court judge in New York, 1791; U.S. Representative from New York 10th District, 1795-97, 1799-1801. English ancestry. Died in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., December 22, 1809 (age 55 years, 20 days). Interment at Christ Churchyard.
      Relatives: Son of James Cooper (1729-1795) and Hannah (Hibbs) Cooper; married to Elizabeth Fenimore (1752-1817); father of James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851).
      The village of Cooperstown, New York, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Russell (1772-1842) — of Cooperstown, Otsego County, N.Y. Born in Branford, New Haven County, Conn., September 7, 1772. Physician; merchant; Otsego County Clerk, 1801-04; U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1805-09; Presidential Elector for New York, 1812; delegate to Whig National Convention from New York, 1839. Died in Cooperstown, Otsego County, N.Y., 1842 (age about 69 years). Interment at Christ Churchyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


    Cooper Garden
    Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York

    Politicians who have monuments here:
    James Fenimore Cooper James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) — also known as Jane Morgan — of Cooperstown, Otsego County, N.Y. Born in Burlington, Burlington County, N.J., September 15, 1789. Novelist; U.S. Consul in Lyon, 1826-28. Died September 14, 1851 (age 61 years, 364 days). Interment at Christ Churchyard; statue at Cooper Garden.
      Relatives: Son of William Cooper (1754-1809); married to Susan Augusta De Lancey.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Fiction by James Fenimore Cooper: Last of the Mohicans — The Pioneers — The Prairie — The Deerslayer — The Pathfinder
      Books about James Fenimore Cooper: Donald A. Ringe, James Fenimore Cooper — Warren Motley, The American Abraham : James Fenimore Cooper and the Frontier Patriarch — Donald G. Darnell, James Fenimore Cooper: Novelist of Manners
      Image source: U.S. postage stamp (1940)


    Lakewood Cemetery
    Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Nelson (1792-1873) — of New York. Born in Hebron, Washington County, N.Y., November 10, 1792. Delegate to New York state constitutional convention, 1821; state court judge in New York, 1823, 1831; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1845-72. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died December 13, 1873 (age 81 years, 33 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery.
      See also NNDB dossier
      George Van Horn (1850-1904) — of Cooperstown, Otsego County, N.Y. Born in New York, 1850. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York 24th District, 1891-93; defeated, 1894. Died in 1904 (age about 54 years). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Andrew Davidson (b. 1840) — of Cooperstown, Otsego County, N.Y. Born in Morebattle, Roxburghshire, Scotland, February 12, 1840. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of New York state senate 23rd District, 1884-85. Scottish ancestry. Received the Medal of Honor in 1892 for action at Petersburg, Va., July 30, 1864. Interment at Lakewood Cemetery.
      John Holmes Prentiss (1784-1861) — of New York. Born in Massachusetts, 1784. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York 19th District, 1837-41. Died in 1861 (age about 77 years). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Samuel Prentiss (1782-1857).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George Anson Starkweather (1794-1879) — of Cooperstown, Otsego County, N.Y.; Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Preston, New London County, Conn., May 19, 1794. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 21st District, 1847-49. Died in Cooperstown, Otsego County, N.Y., October 15, 1879 (age 85 years, 149 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Starkweather (1752-1837) and Hannah (Leonard) Starkweather (1756-1837); brother of David Austin Starkweather; uncle of Henry Howard Starkweather; granduncle of Charles Henry Pendleton and Eckford Gustavus Pendleton; second cousin of Samuel Starkweather; second cousin twice removed of Irving Hall Chase; second cousin thrice removed of Augustus Sabin Chase; second cousin four times removed of Seth Chase Taft (1922-?); third cousin thrice removed of Aaron Kellogg; fourth cousin once removed of Isaac Stuart Raymond.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Starkweather-Pendleton family of Preston, Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Myer Bowers (1772-1846) — of New York. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., September 25, 1772. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 15th District, 1813. Died in Cooperstown, Otsego County, N.Y., February 24, 1846 (age 73 years, 152 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Erastus Flavel Beadle (1821-1894) — also known as Erastus F. Beadle — of Cooperstown, Otsego County, N.Y. Born in Oswego County, N.Y., September 11, 1821. Republican. Publisher of dime novels; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 21st District, 1892. Died in Cooperstown, Otsego County, N.Y., December 18, 1894 (age 73 years, 98 days). Interment at Lakewood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1846 to Mary Ann Pennington.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail


    Warren Cemetery
    Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Isaac Williams, Jr. (1777-1860) — of Cooperstown, Otsego County, N.Y. Born in Connecticut, 1777. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York, 1813-15, 1817-19, 1823-25 (15th District 1813-15, 1817-19, 13th District 1823-25). Died in 1860 (age about 83 years). Interment at Warren Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Brookside Cemetery
    Gilbertsville, Otsego County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Abijah Gilbert (1806-1881) — of Florida. Born in Gilbertsville, Otsego County, N.Y., June 18, 1806. Republican. U.S. Senator from Florida, 1869-75. Died November 23, 1881 (age 75 years, 158 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Charles Burke Elbrick (1908-1983) — also known as C. Burke Elbrick — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky.; Washington, D.C. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., March 25, 1908. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Panama, 1931-32; Southampton, 1932-34; Port-au-Prince, 1937; Lisbon, 1940-41; U.S. Consul in Warsaw, 1945; U.S. Ambassador to Portugal, 1958-63; Yugoslavia, 1964; Brazil, 1969-70. Member, Phi Delta Theta. Died in 1983 (age about 75 years). Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles J. Elbrick and Lillian (Burke) Elbrick; married, July 27, 1932, to Elvira Lindsay Johnson.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier


    Laurens Cemetery
    Laurens, Otsego County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      William Craig Fields (1804-1882) — also known as William C. Fields — of Laurens, Otsego County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 13, 1804. Republican. Merchant; manufacturer of cotton and linen goods; Otsego County Clerk, 1852-55; U.S. Representative from New York 19th District, 1867-69. Died in Laurens, Otsego County, N.Y., October 27, 1882 (age 78 years, 256 days). Interment at Laurens Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


    Friends Burying Ground
    Morris, Otsego County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Smith Bowne (1800-1865) — also known as Samuel S. Bowne — of Cooperstown, Otsego County, N.Y. Born in New Rochelle, Westchester County, N.Y., April 11, 1800. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Otsego County, 1834; U.S. Representative from New York 19th District, 1841-43; Otsego County Judge, 1851-55. Died near Morris, Otsego County, N.Y., July 9, 1865 (age 65 years, 89 days). Interment at Friends Burying Ground.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Hillington Cemetery
    Morris, Otsego County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      George McMurtrie Godley II (1917-1999) — also known as G. McMurtrie Godley — of Washington, D.C.; Morris, Otsego County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., August 23, 1917. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Congo (Leopoldville), 1964-66; Laos, 1969-73; Lebanon, 1974-76. Member, Rotary. Died, of heart failure, in A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital, Oneonta, Otsego County, N.Y., November 7, 1999 (age 82 years, 76 days). Interment at Hillington Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1946 to Livia Paravicini (divorced 1963); married 1969 to Elizabeth McCray Johnson.
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
      Nicholas Van Vranken Franchot (1855-1943) — also known as Nicholas V. V. Franchot — of Olean, Cattaraugus County, N.Y. Born in Morris, Otsego County, N.Y., August 21, 1855. Republican. Lawyer; oil producer; vice-president, Exchange National Bank of Olean; director Electric Light & Power Co.; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1892, 1904; mayor of Olean, N.Y., 1894-98. Episcopalian. Member, Sigma Phi. Died in Olean, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., May 6, 1943 (age 87 years, 258 days). Interment at Hillington Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Richard Hansen Franchot and Ann (Van Vranken) Franchot (1822-1881); brother of Stanislaus Pascal Franchot; married, November 5, 1879, to Annie Coyne Wood; uncle of Edward Eells Franchot (1881-1950) and Nicholas Van Vranken Franchot II.
      Political family: Franchot family of Morris and Niagara Falls, New York.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Francis M. Rotch (c.1822-1863) — of Morris, Otsego County, N.Y. Born about 1822. Farmer; member of New York state senate 20th District, 1860-61; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War. Contracted an unspecified disease while with the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War, and died from it about a year later, in Morris, Otsego County, N.Y., November 28, 1863 (age about 41 years). Interment at Hillington Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Francis Rotch.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Unknown Location
    Oneonta, Otsego County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Alden M. Haupt (d. 1980) — U.S. Vice Consul in Moscow, as of 1943. Died in 1980. Interment somewhere.


    Glenwood Cemetery
    Oneonta, Otsego County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      David Forrest Wilber (1859-1928) — also known as David F. Wilber — of Oneonta, Otsego County, N.Y. Born in Milford, Otsego County, N.Y., December 7, 1859. Republican. Farmer; real estate business; vice-president and director of the Wilber National Bank of Oneonta, 1883-96; U.S. Representative from New York 21st District, 1895-99; U.S. Consul in Barbados, 1903-05; U.S. Consul General in Singapore, 1905-07; Halifax, 1907-09; Kobe, 1909-10; Vancouver, 1910-13; Zurich, 1913-15; Genoa, 1915-21; Wellington, as of 1921-22; member of New York Republican State Committee, 1924-27. Died in Upper Dam, Oxford County, Maine, August 14, 1928 (age 68 years, 251 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Wilber (1820-1890).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      David Wilber (1820-1890) — of Oneonta, Otsego County, N.Y. Born in Duanesburg, Schenectady County, N.Y., October 5, 1820. Republican. Farmer; lumber business; hop dealer; U.S. Representative from New York, 1873-75, 1879-81, 1887-90 (20th District 1873-75, 21st District 1879-81, 24th District 1887-90); died in office 1890; candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1884. Died in Oneonta, Otsego County, N.Y., April 1, 1890 (age 69 years, 178 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of David Forrest Wilber (1859-1928).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George Winthrop Fairchild (1854-1924) — also known as George W. Fairchild — of Oneonta, Otsego County, N.Y. Born in Oneonta, Otsego County, N.Y., May 6, 1854. Republican. Newspaper publisher; U.S. Representative from New York, 1907-19 (24th District 1907-13, 34th District 1913-19); delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1912, 1916. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 31, 1924 (age 70 years, 239 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jesse Fairchild and Belle (Morenus) Fairchild; married, February 18, 1891, to Josephine Mills Sherman; second cousin four times removed of Andrew Adams (1736-1797); third cousin once removed of Ira R. Wildman; third cousin twice removed of Israel Coe; third cousin thrice removed of John Alsop; fourth cousin once removed of Lyman Wetmore Coe.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Appleton family of Massachusetts; Wildman family of Danbury, Connecticut; Beakes-Greene-Jennings family of Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Abraham Lincoln Kellogg (1860-1946) — also known as Abraham L. Kellogg — of Oneonta, Otsego County, N.Y. Born in Croton (now Treadwell), Delaware County, N.Y., May 1, 1860. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 23rd District, 1894; county judge in New York, 1908-17; Justice of New York Supreme Court 6th District, 1918-30. Presbyterian or Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Eagles; Elks. Died in Oneonta, Otsego County, N.Y., August 25, 1946 (age 86 years, 116 days). Entombed at Glenwood Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Abraham Lincoln
      Relatives: Son of Marvin Douglas Kellogg (1823-1901) and Hannah (Schermerhorn) Kellogg (1824-1896); married, June 21, 1893, to May Blakeslee Lewis (1865-1943); third cousin once removed of Edwin W. Kellogg; third cousin thrice removed of Samuel Clesson Allen (1772-1842); fourth cousin once removed of Samuel Herbert Kellogg.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Jacob Beams (1874-1959) — also known as Charles J. Beams — of Oneonta, Otsego County, N.Y. Born in New York, September 17, 1874. Democrat. Postmaster at Oneonta, N.Y., 1913-21. Died in 1959 (age about 84 years). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Flora Vroman (1877-1957).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Plains Cemetery
    Oneonta, Otsego County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      George Leslie Bockes (d. 1940) — also known as George L. Bockes — of Oneonta, Otsego County, N.Y. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Otsego County, 1914; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 37th District, 1915. Died in 1940. Interment at Plains Cemetery.


    Riverside Cemetery
    Oneonta, Otsego County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      William W. Snow (1812-1886) — of Otsego County, N.Y. Born in Heath, Franklin County, Mass., April 27, 1812. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly, 1844, 1870 (Otsego County 1844, Otsego County 2nd District 1870); U.S. Representative from New York 21st District, 1851-53. Died in Oneonta, Otsego County, N.Y., September 3, 1886 (age 74 years, 129 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Exeter Cemetery
    Otsego, Otsego County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Cornelius Jones (1778-1859) — of Otsego County, N.Y. Born in 1778. Member of New York state assembly from Otsego County, 1835. Died April 10, 1859 (age about 80 years). Interment at Exeter Cemetery.


    Fly Creek Cemetery
    Otsego, Otsego County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      James J. Byard, Jr. (1872-1942) — of Cooperstown, Otsego County, N.Y. Born in 1872. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1912; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 34th District, 1912. Killed in an automobile accident, 1942 (age about 70 years). Interment at Fly Creek Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Lulu G. Tarpenning (1878-1968).


    Lakeview Cemetery
    Richfield Springs, Otsego County, New York
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Chase (1789-1838) — of Otsego County, N.Y. Born in Cooperstown, Otsego County, N.Y., 1789. Lawyer; Otsego County District Attorney, 1821-29; U.S. Representative from New York 13th District, 1827-29. Died in Richfield, Otsego County, N.Y., August 3, 1838 (age about 49 years). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Allen J. Bloomfield (1883-1932) — of Richfield Springs, Otsego County, N.Y. Born in Warren, Herkimer County, N.Y., May 29, 1883. Republican. Hotelier; member of New York state assembly from Otsego County, 1915-20; member of New York state senate 39th District, 1921-24; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1932. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Shriners. Died in 1932 (age about 49 years). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Elizabeth McCreedy.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Schenevus Cemetery
    Schenevus, Otsego County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      George William Chase (d. 1867) — also known as George W. Chase — of Schenevus, Otsego County, N.Y. Born in Maryland, Otsego County, N.Y. Merchant; miller; U.S. Representative from New York 19th District, 1853-55. Died in Maryland, Otsego County, N.Y., April 17, 1867. Entombed at Schenevus Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. Matthew's Cemetery
    Unadilla, Otsego County, New York
    Politicians buried here:
      Sherman Page (1779-1853) — of Otsego County, N.Y. Born in Cheshire, New Haven County, Conn., May 9, 1779. Member of New York state assembly from Otsego County, 1827; U.S. Representative from New York 19th District, 1833-37. Died in Unadilla, Otsego County, N.Y., September 27, 1853 (age 74 years, 141 days). Interment at St. Matthew's Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Frank B. Arnold (1839-1890) — also known as Michael Edwards; Benjamin Franklin Arnold — of Unadilla, Otsego County, N.Y. Born in County Clare, Ireland, March 29, 1839. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Otsego County 2nd District, 1885-87; member of New York state senate 23rd District, 1888-89; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 24th District, 1890, 1890. Irish ancestry. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot, in his law office, Unadilla, Otsego County, N.Y., December 11, 1890 (age 51 years, 257 days). Interment at St. Matthew's Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
      Relatives: Married 1873 to Clarissa Mygatt Sands (1845-1881).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


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