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Harry LIBBEY

(1843-1913)

LIBBEY, Harry, a Representative from Virginia; born in Wakefield, Carroll County, N.H., November 22, 1843; attended the common schools; moved to Virginia and settled in Hampton in 1863; engaged in mercantile pursuits; appointed one of the presiding justices of Elizabeth City County, Va., in 1869; elected as a Readjuster to the Forty-eighth Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1887); engaged in the oyster industry; served as chairman of the Republican county committee; appointed postmaster of Hampton, Va., January 18, 1907, and served until his death in Hampton, Elizabeth City County, Va., on September 30, 1913; interment in St. John’s Cemetery.

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

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