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Morton Everel POST

(1840-1933)

POST, Morton Everel, a Delegate from the Territory of Wyoming; born in West Henrietta (near Rochester), Monroe County, N.Y., December 25, 1840; pursued an academic course in the Albion and Medina Academies, New York; moved to Denver, Colo., in 1860 and engaged in the freighting business between the Missouri River and Denver; engaged in mining in Alder Gulch, Mont., in 1864; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1864; moved in 1867 to that portion of Dakota which is now Wyoming; county commissioner of Laramie County 1870-1876; member of the Territorial legislative council 1878-1880; engaged in banking and stock raising near Cheyenne, Wyo.; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1885); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1884; resumed banking and stock raising; moved to California in 1895 and engaged in farming and fruit growing near Cucamonga and Alhambra; retired in 1916 and resided in Los Angeles, Calif., until 1928 when he moved to Alhambra, Calif.; died in Alhambra, Calif., March 19, 1933; interment in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Calif.

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

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