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Hiram WALBRIDGE

(1821-1870)

WALBRIDGE, Hiram, (cousin of Henry Sanford Walbridge), a Representative from New York; born in Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y., February 2, 1821; moved to Ohio with his parents, who settled in Toledo in 1836; attended the public schools and the University of Ohio at Athens; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1842 and commenced practice in Toledo; appointed brigadier general of militia in 1843; moved to New York and engaged in mercantile pursuits at Buffalo; member of the board of aldermen; moved to New York City in 1847 and continued mercantile pursuits; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1854; resumed his former pursuits in New York City; unsuccessful Union candidate for election in 1862 to the Thirty-eighth Congress; president of the International Commercial Convention held in Detroit, Mich., July 11, 1865; elected as a delegate to the Southern Loyalist Convention at Philadelphia in 1866; died in New York City December 6, 1870; interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

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

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