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Stephen Lorenzo MAYHAM

(1826-1908)

MAYHAM, Stephen Lorenzo, a Representative from New York; born in Blenheim, N.Y., October 8, 1826; pursued an academic course; studied law in Ithaca, N.Y.; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in 1848; superintendent of schools in Schoharie County, N.Y., 1852-1857, and supervisor 1857-1860; district attorney of Schoharie County 1859-1862; member of the State assembly in 1863; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1871); elected to the Forty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1879); judge of Schoharie County 1883-1887; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1884 and 1892; judge of the supreme court of New York and afterward presiding justice 1886-1896; died in Schoharie, N.Y., March 3, 1908; interment in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery.

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

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