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Milton DE LANO

(1844-1922)

DE LANO, Milton, a Representative from New York; born in Wampsville, Madison County, N.Y., August 11, 1844; attended the common schools; settled in Canastota, N.Y., and engaged in mercantile pursuits for eight years; town clerk of Lenox 1867-1869; sheriff of Madison County, N.Y., 1873-1875 and 1879-1881; engaged in banking, the real-estate business, and in the manufacture of window glass; member of the Canastota Board of Education 1883-1905 and served as president 1893-1905; aided in the organization of the Canastota Northern Railroad Co.; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1884; elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891); chairman, Committee on Pensions (Fifty-first Congress); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1890; resumed banking; receiver of the Hudson River Power Co. 1908-1912; became president of the State Bank of Canastota, N.Y., in 1912; died in Syracuse, N.Y., January 2, 1922; interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Canastota, N.Y.

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

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