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John Sigsbee PINDAR

(1835-1907)

PINDAR, John Sigsbee, a Representative from New York; born in Sharon, Schoharie County, N.Y., November 18, 1835; attended the common schools and Richmondville Seminary; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1865; president of the village of Cobleskill 1882-1884; chairman of the Democratic county committee for ten years; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1887); delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1888; resumed the practice of law in Cobleskill, N.Y.; unsuccessful candidate in 1888 for election to the Fifty-first Congress; subsequently elected to the Fifty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of David Wilber and served from November 4, 1890, to March 3, 1891; resumed the practice of law; died in Cobleskill, Schoharie County, N.Y., June 30, 1907; interment in Cobleskill Cemetery.

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

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