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Charles POMEROY

(1825-1891)

POMEROY, Charles, a Representative from Iowa; born in Meriden, New Haven County, Conn., September 3, 1825; received an academic education; studied law and practiced; moved to Iowa in 1855 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; served as receiver of the United States land office at Fort Dodge, Iowa, from September 11, 1861, until March 3, 1869, when he resigned; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1871); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1870; was a claim agent until his death in Washington, D.C., February 11, 1891; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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

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