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Thomas Lathrop BUNTING

(1844-1898)

BUNTING, Thomas Lathrop, a Representative from New York; born in Eden, Erie County, N.Y., April 24, 1844; was educated in the common schools and the Griffith Institute, Springville, N.Y.; taught school in winters and attended the academy in summer months; illness having interrupted his preparation for college, he moved to Hamburg, N.Y., in 1868 and later established a general mercantile store; engaged in the canning business; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1892; resumed the canning business and also became interested in farming, dairying, and stock raising; died in Buffalo, N.Y., December 27, 1898; interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Hamburg, Erie County, N.Y.

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

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