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William Griggs STAHLNECKER

(1849-1902)

STAHLNECKER, William Griggs, a Representative from New York; born in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., June 20, 1849; moved with his parents to Brooklyn and later to New York City; pursued an academic course and attended the University of New York in New York City; studied law; was admitted to practice; engaged in mercantile pursuits; member of the New York Produce Exchange; moved to Yonkers in 1880; mayor of Yonkers, N.Y., 1884-1886; delegate to the Democratic State convention at Saratoga in June 1884; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1884; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1893); engaged in the practice of law; died in Yonkers, N.Y., March 26, 1902; interment in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Tarrytown, N.Y.

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

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