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Giles Waldo HOTCHKISS

(1815-1878)

HOTCHKISS, Giles Waldo, a Representative from New York; born in Windsor, Broome County, N.Y., October 25, 1815; attended the common schools, Windsor Academy, and Oxford Academy; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1837 and began practice in Binghamton, N.Y.; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1867); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1866; elected to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1871); was not a candidate for renomination; resumed the practice of law in Binghamton, where he died July 5, 1878; interment in Spring Forest Cemetery.

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

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