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Cyrus Dan PRESCOTT

(1836-1902)

PRESCOTT, Cyrus Dan, a Representative from New York; born in New Hartford, Oneida County, N.Y., August 15, 1836; pursued an academic course and was graduated from Utica Free Academy; studied law in Utica and in Rome, N.Y.; was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Rome in 1860; moved to New York City in 1867 and was employed as a financial clerk in a wholesale house; returned to Rome, N.Y., in 1868 and continued the practice of law; member of the Board of Aldermen of Rome 1874-1876; served in the State assembly in 1878; elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1883); was not a candidate for renomination in 1882; resumed the practice of law in Rome, N.Y.; attorney for the New York Central Railroad Co. for over thirty years; died in Rome, Oneida County, N.Y., October 23, 1902; interment in Sauquoit Valley Cemetery, near Clayville, Oneida County, N.Y.

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

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