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Roswell HART

(1824-1883)

HART, Roswell, a Representative from New York; born in Rochester, N.Y., August 4, 1824; completed preparatory studies and was graduated from Yale College in 1843; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1847; engaged in commercial pursuits; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1867); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1866 to the Fortieth Congress; superintendent of the Railway Mail Service for the States of New York and Pennsylvania 1869-1876; died in Rochester, N.Y., on April 20, 1883; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.

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

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