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Norton Prentiss OTIS

(1840-1905)

OTIS, Norton Prentiss, a Representative from New York; born in Halifax, Windham County, Vt., March 18, 1840; attended public schools of Halifax, Vt., and Albany, Hudson, and Yonkers, N.Y.; in early youth entered in business with his father and engaged in the manufacture of elevators for nearly fifty years; mayor of Yonkers, N.Y., 1880-1882; member of the State assembly in 1884; president of the New York State Commission to the World’s Exposition at Paris, in 1900; president of St. John’s Riverside Hospital of Yonkers; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1900 to the Fifty-seventh Congress; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth Congress and served from March 4, 1903, until his death at Hudson Terrace, Westchester County, N.Y., February 20, 1905; interment in Oakland Cemetery.

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

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