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John GANSON

(1818-1874)

GANSON, John, a Representative from New York; born in Le Roy, Genesee County, N.Y., January 1, 1818; attended the public schools and Le Roy Academy; was graduated from Harvard University in 1839; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1846 and commenced practice in Canandaigua, Ontario County, N.Y.; moved to Buffalo the same year; member of the State senate in 1862 and 1863; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1865); was not a candidate for renomination in 1864; resumed the practice of law at Buffalo, N.Y.; railroad director; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1864; died in Buffalo, N.Y., September 28, 1874; interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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

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