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Thomas CORNELL

(1814-1890)

CORNELL, Thomas, a Representative from New York; born in White Plains, N.Y., January 27, 1814; attended the public schools; engaged in the steamboat transportation business between Rondout and New York City in 1843, and also in the railroad business and banking; commissioned major in the New York Militia during the Civil War; elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1869); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1868 to the Forty-first Congress; again elected to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883); was not a candidate for renomination in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress; resumed the transportation business and banking in Kingston, N.Y.; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1884; died in Kingston, N.Y., March 30, 1890; interment in Montrepose Cemetery.

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

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