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Henry BRISTOW

(1840-1906)

BRISTOW, Henry, a Representative from New York; born in St. Michael, Azores Islands, June 5, 1840; immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled in Brooklyn, N.Y.; attended public and private schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits until 1896; served as a private in Company B, Seventh Regiment, New York State Militia, from April 26, 1861, to June 3, 1861; appointed city magistrate in 1896; member of the board of education of Brooklyn 1880-1889; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1903); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1902 to the Fifty-eighth Congress; appointed public administrator of Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1904 and served until his death in that city October 11, 1906; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

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

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