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Waldo HUTCHINS

(1822-1891)

HUTCHINS, Waldo, a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, Windham County, Conn., September 30, 1822; was graduated from Amherst (Mass.) College in 1842; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1845 and commenced practice in New York City; member of the State assembly in 1852; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1867; park commissioner 1857-1869; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Alexander Smith; reelected to the Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth Congresses and served from November 4, 1879, to March 3, 1885; was not a candidate for renomination in 1884; resumed the practice of law in New York City; appointed in 1887 member of the park commission and served until his death, February 8, 1891, in New York City; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

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

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