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David Batcheller MELLISH

(1831-1874)

MELLISH, David Batcheller, a Representative from New York; born in Oxford, Worcester County, Mass., January 2, 1831; attended the public schools; became a printer in Worcester; taught school in Massachusetts, Maryland, and Pennsylvania; proofreader in New York City; reporter on the New York Tribune; stenographer to the police board of New York City for ten years; appointed assistant appraiser of merchandise for the port of New York in 1871; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress and served from March 4, 1873, until his death in Washington, D.C., on May 23, 1874; interment in Hillside Cemetery, Auburn, Mass.

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

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