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Zalmon WILDMAN

(1775-1835)

WILDMAN, Zalmon, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn., February 16, 1775; completed preparatory studies; manufacturer of hats; established the first hat stores in Charleston, S.C., and Savannah, Ga., in 1802; first president of Danbury National Bank 1824-1826; member of the State house of representatives in 1818 and 1819; appointed postmaster of Danbury, Conn., and served from April 9, 1805, to May 26, 1835; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress and served from March 4, 1835, until his death in Washington, D.C., December 10, 1835; interment in Wooster Cemetery, Danbury, Conn.

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

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