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Azariah BOODY

(1815-1885)

BOODY, Azariah, a Representative from New York; born in Stanstead County, Province of Quebec, Canada, April 21, 1815; moved to Massachusetts with his parents, who settled in Lowell; attended the common schools; moved to Rochester, N.Y., in 1850 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; trustee of the University of Rochester 1853-1865; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress and served from March 4 until his resignation in October 1853, before the convening of Congress; moved to New York City in 1855 and engaged in the construction of railroads, canals, and bridges; served as president of the Wabash Railroad Co.; retired from active business pursuits in 1875, retaining his residence in New York City, where he died on November 18, 1885; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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