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Theodore Lewis POOLE

(1840-1900)

POOLE, Theodore Lewis, a Representative from New York; born in Jordan, Onondaga County, N.Y., April 10, 1840; moved with his parents to Syracuse, N.Y., in 1842; attended the common schools; during the Civil War enlisted as quartermaster sergeant in the One Hundred and Twenty-second Regiment, New York Volunteers, in July 1862; discharged as captain and brevet major July 3, 1865; county clerk of Onondaga County 1868-1870; United States pension agent for the western district of New York 1879-1888; commander of the Department of New York, Grand Army of the Republic, in 1892; connected with various manufacturing industries and corporations; director of the Bank of Syracuse; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress; appointed United States marshal of New York in 1899 and served until his death in Syracuse, N.Y., December 23, 1900; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

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

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