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Clinton Levi MERRIAM

(1824-1900)

MERRIAM, Clinton Levi, a Representative from New York; born in Leyden, N.Y., March 25, 1824; attended the common schools and Copenhagen Academy, Copenhagen, N.Y.; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Utica, N.Y.; moved to New York City in 1847 and became an importer; engaged in banking in 1860; returned to Leyden in 1864; elected as a Republican to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1875); retired from active business pursuits and lived in retirement on his estate, “Homewood,” Locust Grove, N.Y.; died while on a visit in Washington, D.C., February 18, 1900; interment in Leyden Hill Cemetery, Port Leyden, N.Y.

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

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