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Jonathan SCOVILLE

(1830-1891)

SCOVILLE, Jonathan, a Representative from New York; born in Salisbury, Litchfield County, Conn., July 14, 1830; attended various educational institutions in Massachusetts, including the scientific department of Harvard University; engaged in business in Canaan, Conn., in 1854 as an iron manufacturer and mine owner; moved to Buffalo, N.Y., in 1860 and established a car-wheel foundry, and the next year established another in Toronto, Canada; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Ray V. Pierce; reelected to the Forty-seventh Congress and served from November 12, 1880, to March 3, 1883; was not a candidate for renomination in 1882; mayor of Buffalo in 1884 and 1885; died in New York City, March 4, 1891; interment in Salisbury Cemetery, Salisbury, Conn.

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

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