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Elbridge Gerry SPAULDING

(1809-1897)

SPAULDING, Elbridge Gerry, a Representative from New York; born in Summer Hill, Cayuga County, N.Y., on February 24, 1809; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1836 and commenced practice in Batavia, Genesee County, N.Y.; moved to Buffalo, N.Y., in 1834; mayor of Buffalo in 1847; member of the State assembly in 1848; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851); was not a candidate for renomination in 1850; treasurer of the State of New York in 1854 and 1855; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1863); was not a candidate for renomination in 1862 to the Thirty-eighth Congress; organized the Farmers & Mechanics’ National Bank in Buffalo in 1864; died in Buffalo, N.Y., May 5, 1897; interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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

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