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Nicholas MULLER

(1836-1917)

MULLER, Nicholas, a Representative from New York; born in the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg November 15, 1836; attended the common schools in the city of Metz and afterward the Luxemburg Athenaeum; immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled in New York City; employed as a railroad ticket agent for over twenty years; one of the promoters and original directors of the Germania Bank, New York City; served in the State assembly in 1875 and 1876; member of the State central committee in 1875; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1881); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Interior (Forty-sixth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1880 to the Forty-seventh Congress; elected to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1887); chairman, Committee on Militia (Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1886; appointed president of the city police board in 1888; subsequently served as president of the excise board and as quarantine commissioner; elected to the Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1899, until his resignation on December 1, 1902; unsuccessful candidate for president of Richmond Borough in 1901; appointed as tax commissioner in 1904; died in New Brighton, Richmond Borough, New York City, December 12, 1917; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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

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