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Joseph Clifford HENDRIX

(1853-1904)

HENDRIX, Joseph Clifford, a Representative from New York; born in Fayette, Howard County, Mo., May 25, 1853; attended private schools and Central College at Fayette and Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., 1870-1873; moved to New York City in 1873 and worked for the New York Sun; appointed a member of the Board of Education of Brooklyn in 1882; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for mayor of Brooklyn in 1883; appointed trustee of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge in 1884; elected secretary of the board of bridge trustees in 1885; appointed postmaster of Brooklyn by President Cleveland in 1886 and served until July 1, 1890; elected president of the board of education of Brooklyn in 1887; president of the Kings County Trust Co. 1889-1893; president of the National Union Bank of New York City 1893-1900; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1895); was not a candidate for renomination in 1894; president of the National Bank of Commerce in 1900; trustee of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences; trustee of Cornell University; died in Brooklyn, N.Y., November 9, 1904; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

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

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