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David Augustus BOODY

(1837-1930)

BOODY, David Augustus, a Representative from New York; born in Jackson, Waldo County, Maine, August 13, 1837; attended the common schools and Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1860 at Belfast, Maine, and commenced practice in Camden, Maine; moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1862 and engaged in the banking and brokerage business; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Forty-eighth Congress in 1882; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1884 and 1892; president of Berkeley Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1886-1922; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress and served until his resignation on October 13, 1891 (March 4, 1891-October 13, 1891); mayor of Brooklyn, 1892 and 1893; resumed his former banking and brokerage business; served as president of the board of trustees of the Brooklyn Public Library, 1897 until his death; was a member of the New York Stock Exchange but retired in 1926, and resided in Brooklyn, N.Y., until his death there on January 20, 1930; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

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

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