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Henry Gold DANFORTH

(1854-1918)

DANFORTH, Henry Gold, a Representative from New York; born in the town of Gates (now part of Rochester), Monroe County, N.Y., June 14, 1854; attended private schools in Rochester, N.Y., and Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H.; was graduated from the collegiate department of Harvard University in 1877 and from the law department in 1880; was admitted to the bar in 1880 and commenced practice in Rochester; director of the Rochester General Hospital 1889-1918; member of the board of managers of the New York State Reformatory, Elmira, N.Y., 1900-1902; trustee of the Reynolds Library 1906-1918; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second, Sixty-third, and Sixty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1917); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1916; resumed the practice of law; died in Rochester, N.Y., April 8, 1918; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.

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

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