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A stalwart spokesman for two administrations, Churchill Cambreleng of New York entered Congress in 1821 and served for 18 years.  He defended Jackson's policies against the Second Bank of the United states and allied himself closely with Martin Van Buren's legislative platform.  He served twice at the helm of Ways and Means and endured considerable  frustration trying to move Van Buren's Independent Treasury program through a reluctant Congress.

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