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Simeon Baldwin CHITTENDEN

(1814-1889)

CHITTENDEN, Simeon Baldwin, a Representative from New York; born in Guilford, New Haven County, Conn., March 29, 1814; attended Guilford Academy; engaged in mercantile pursuits in New Haven 1829-1842; moved to New York City and engaged in mercantile pursuits in 1842; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1866 to the Fortieth Congress; vice president of the New York City Chamber of Commerce 1867-1869; elected as an Independent Republican to the Forty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Stewart L. Woodford; reelected as an Independent Republican to the Forty-fourth Congress and as a Republican to the Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth Congresses and served from November 3, 1874, to March 3, 1881; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1880 to the Forty-seventh Congress; retired from public life; died in Brooklyn, N.Y., on April 14, 1889; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

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

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