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Richard MOTT

(1804-1888)

MOTT, Richard, a Representative from Ohio; born in Mamaroneck, Westchester County, N.Y., July 21, 1804; attended the Quaker Seminary in Dutchess County, N.Y.; engaged in banking in New York City; moved to Toledo, Ohio, in 1836 and engaged in the real estate business and other enterprises; mayor of Toledo in 1845 and 1846; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); was not a candidate for renomination in 1858; returned to Toledo, Ohio, and engaged in banking and the real estate business; served as chairman of the citizens’ military committee during the Civil War; died in Toledo, Ohio, January 22, 1888; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y.

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

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