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William Scheuneman KENYON

(1820-1896)

KENYON, William Scheuneman, a Representative from New York; born in Catskill, Greene County, N.Y., December 13, 1820; attended a private academy in Catskill, and the Kinderhook Academy; was graduated from Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N.J., in 1842; studied law in Kingston, N.Y.; was admitted to the bar in Albany, N.Y. in 1846 and commenced practice in Kingston; one of the incorporators of the Ulster County Savings Bank and served as trustee for forty-four years; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); was not a candidate for renomination in 1860; resumed the practice of law; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1872 and 1876; judge of Ulster County 1883-1889; chairman of the Republican county committee many years; died in Kingston, Ulster County, N.Y., February 10, 1896; interment in Wiltwyck Rural Cemetery.

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

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