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Guy Ray PELTON

(1824-1890)

PELTON, Guy Ray, a Representative from New York; born near Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Mass., August 3, 1824; attended the common schools and the Connecticut Literary Institute, Suffield, Conn.; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in New York City in 1851; held various local offices; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Great Barrington; died while on a tour in an attempt to climb Mary’s Mountain in the Yellowstone National Park, Wyo., July 24, 1890; interment in Mahaiwe Cemetery, Great Barrington, Mass.

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

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