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Cornelius Amory PUGSLEY

(1850-1936)

PUGSLEY, Cornelius Amory, a Representative from New York; born in Peekskill, Westchester County, N.Y., July 17, 1850; attended the public schools and was instructed in higher education by a private tutor; clerk and assistant postmaster 1867-1870; engaged in the banking business in 1870; president of the board of trustees of the Peekskill Military Academy; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1903); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1902 to the Fifty-eighth Congress; resumed banking in Peekskill; president general of the Sons of the American Revolution in 1906 and 1907; delegate to the National Democratic Convention in 1908; president of the New York State Bankers’ Association in 1913; president of the Westchester County National Bank, Peekskill, N.Y.; member of the Westchester County Park Commission; died in Peekskill, N.Y., on September 10, 1936; interment in Raymond Hill Cemetery, Carmel, N.Y.

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

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