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American lawyer who served as an Anti-Jacksonian in the United States House of Representatives
Source : Tim DOWLING
Binney was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and graduated from Harvard College in 1797, where he founded the Hasty Pudding Club in 1795; he then studied law in the office of Jared Ingersoll (1749–1822), who had been a member of the Constitutional convention of 1787, and who from 1791 to 1800 and again from 1811 to 1816 was the attorney-general of Pennsylvania.
Binney was admitted to the bar in Philadelphia in 1800 and practised there with great success for half a century, and was recognized as one of the leaders of the bar in the United States. He served in the Pennsylvania legislature between 1806–1807, and was a Whig member of the United States House of Representatives between 1833–1835 - here he defended the United States Bank, and opposing the policy of President Andrew Jackson.
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