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Halbert Stevens GREENLEAF

(1827-1906)

GREENLEAF, Halbert Stevens, a Representative from New York; born in Guilford, Windham County, Vt., April 12, 1827; attended the common schools and completed an academic course; moved to Shelburne Falls, Mass., and engaged in the manufacture of locks; appointed justice of the peace in 1856; captain of Massachusetts Militia in 1857; organized the Yale & Greenleaf Lock Co.; enlisted as a private in the Union Army in August 1862; commissioned captain of Company E, Fifty-second Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers, September 12, 1862; elected colonel of the regiment October 23, 1862; employed in a salt works near New Orleans, La., for several years; settled in Rochester, N.Y., in 1867 and resumed the manufacture of locks; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress; elected to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893); was not a candidate for renomination in 1892; resumed his former business activities until retirement in 1896; died at his summer home in the town of Greece, near Charlotte, N.Y., on August 25, 1906; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, N.Y.

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

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