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Anson HERRICK

(1812-1868)

HERRICK, Anson, (son of Ebenezer Herrick), a Representative from New York; born in Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine, January 21, 1812; attended the public schools; learned the art of printing; established the Citizen at Wiscasset, Maine, in 1833; moved to New York City in 1836; established the New York Atlas in 1838, which he continued until his death; member of the board of aldermen 1854-1856; naval storekeeper for the port of New York 1857-1861; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1865); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1864 to the Thirty-ninth Congress; resumed his journalistic pursuits; delegate to the Union National Convention at Philadelphia in 1866; died in New York City February 6, 1868; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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

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