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John Lawrence SCHOOLCRAFT

(1804-1860)

SCHOOLCRAFT, John Lawrence, a Representative from New York; born in Albany, N.Y., in 1804; received a limited schooling; engaged in mercantile pursuits; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1853); was not a candidate for renomination in 1852; chosen president of the Commercial Bank at Albany, N.Y., and served from 1854 until his death; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860; died while returning to his home from the convention at Chicago, in St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada, July 7, 1860; interment in the Rural Cemetery, Albany, N.Y.

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

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