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Burt VAN HORN

(1823-1896)

VAN HORN, Burt, a Representative from New York; born in Newfane, Niagara County, N.Y., October 28, 1823; was raised on a farm; attended the common schools, Yates Academy in Orleans County, Hamilton College (now Colgate University), Hamilton, N.Y.; engaged in agricultural pursuits in Niagara County, and later in the manufacture of cloth; member of the State assembly 1858-1860; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); elected to the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1869); was not a candidate for renomination in 1868; moved to Lockport, N.Y., in 1867; resumed farming and also engaged in the loaning of money; collector of internal revenue at Rochester, N.Y., 1877-1882; died in Lockport, N.Y., April 1, 1896; interment in Glenwood Cemetery.

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

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