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Arthur Sidney TOMPKINS

(1865-1938)

TOMPKINS, Arthur Sidney, a Representative from New York; born in Middleburg, Schoharie County, N.Y., August 26, 1865; moved with his parents to West Nyack, N.Y., in 1866; attended the public schools of Clarkstown and Nyack until 1878; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1886 and commenced practice in Nyack, Rockland County, N.Y.; police justice of Nyack, N.Y., 1887-1889; elected chairman of the Rockland County Republican committee in 1888; member of the State assembly in 1890; delegate to all Republican State conventions from 1888 to 1906; delegate or alternate to all Republican National Conventions from 1888 to 1900; county judge and surrogate of Rockland County 1893-1898; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1903); was not a candidate for renomination in 1902; resumed the practice of law in Nyack, N.Y.; elected justice of the supreme court of New York in 1906; reelected in 1920 and 1934; raised to the appellate division of the supreme court of New York in January 1930 and served until his retirement in 1936; died in Nyack, N.Y., January 20, 1938; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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

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