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Emory Bemsley POTTLE

(1815-1891)

POTTLE, Emory Bemsley, a Representative from New York; born in Naples, Ontario County, N.Y., July 4, 1815; pursued classical studies at Penn Yan (N.Y.) Academy; studied law; was admitted to the bar at New York City in 1838 and commenced practice in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio; returned to Naples, N.Y., and continued the practice of law; member of the State assembly in 1847; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861); again resumed the practice of his profession; appointed by President Lincoln a member of the commission which prepared a bill providing for a tariff on wool; died in Naples, N.Y., April 18, 1891; interment in Rose Ridge Cemetery.

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

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