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James Warren Nye

James Warren Nye, (1815 – 1876)

Born in De Ruyter, Madison County, New York on June 10, 1815. Nye attended the common schools, Homer Academy, and law school in Troy, N.Y. Nye then practiced law in Madison County, N.Y., in Syracuse, and New York City. Nye was known as the Golden Eagle for his flowing mane – then called General after he was commissioned in the New York militia. Politics became a part of Nye’s life – especially once his dominance as a stump speaker became known. Nye’s anti-slavery speeches became well known throughout New York.

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