New York Delegation

This is one of the 45 delegations in the convention, accounting for 59 of 449 people who took part.

Members (59):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Stephen Baker Visualize (August 12, 1819 — June 9, 1875) Stephen Baker, a Representative from New York; born in New York City, August 12, 1819; attended the common schools; engaged as importer and jobber in woolen goods; moved to Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, N.Y., in 1850; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); abandoned active business pursuits and lived in retirement until his death, while en route to California for his health, on a train near Ogden, Utah, June 9, 1875; interment in the Rural Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/B000074] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Thomas J. Barr Visualize (1812 — March 27, 1881) Thomas Jefferson Barr, a Representative from New York; born in New York City in 1812; attended the public schools; moved to Scotch Plains, N.J., in 1835 and conducted a roadhouse; returned to New York City in 1842; assistant alderman of the sixth ward in 1849 and 1850 and alderman in 1852 and 1853; served in the State senate in 1854 and 1855; elected on January 6, 1859, as an Independent Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Kelly; reelected to the Thirty-sixth Congress and served from January 17, 1859, to March 3, 1861; was not a candidate for renomination in 1860; appointed a police commissioner of New York City in 1870 and served until 1873, when the police board was abolished; was subsequently employed in the customhouse; died in New York City, March 27, 1881; interment in Calvary Cemetery, Long Island, N.Y. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/B000172] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Charles L. Beale Visualize (March 5, 1824 — January 30, 1899) Charles Lewis Beale, a Representative from New York; born in Canaan, Columbia County, N.Y., March 5, 1824; was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1844; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1849 and commenced practice in Canaan, N.Y.; moved to Kinderhook, N.Y., in 1852 and continued the practice of law; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1860 to the Thirty-seventh Congress; delegate to the Union National Convention at Philadelphia in 1866; resumed the practice of law; died in Hudson, N.Y., on January 30, 1899; interment in Kinderhook Cemetery, Kinderhook, N.Y. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/B000265] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
George Briggs Visualize (May 6, 1805 — June 1, 1869) George Briggs, a Representative from New York; born near Broadalbin, Fulton County, N.Y., May 6, 1805; moved to Vermont, in 1812 with his parents, who settled in Bennington; attended the public schools; engaged in business as a dealer in hardware; member of the Vermont house of representatives in 1837; returned to New York, settled in New York City in 1838, and continued in the hardware business; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1853); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1852; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Thirty-sixth Congress); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1860 and retired; delegate to the Union National Convention at Philadelphia in 1866; died at his summer home, "Woodlawn,'' at Saratoga Springs, N.Y., June 1, 1869; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, New York City. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/B000829] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Martin Butterfield Visualize (December 8, 1790 — August 6, 1866) Martin Butterfield, a Representative from New York; born in Westmoreland, N.H., December 8, 1790; attended the common schools; moved to Palmyra, Wayne County, N.Y., in 1828 and engaged in the hardware business and also in the manufacture of rope and cordage; presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1848; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); chairman, Committee on Agriculture (Thirty-sixth Congress); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1860; resumed his former business pursuits; died in Palmyra, N.Y., August 6, 1866; interment in the Village Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/B001199] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Luther C. Carter Visualize (February 25, 1805 — January 3, 1875) Luther Cullen Carter, (Brother of Timothy Jarvis Carter), a Representative from New York; born in Bethel, Maine, February 25, 1805; moved to New York City and engaged in mercantile pursuits; member of the Board of Education of New York City in 1853; retired from business and moved to Long Island City, where he engaged in agricultural pursuits; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Thirty-sixth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1860 to the Thirty-seventh Congress; died in New York City January 3, 1875; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/C000198] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Jacob B. Chamberlain Visualize (August 1, 1802 — October 5, 1878) Jacob Payson Chamberlain, a Representative from New York; born in Dudley, Mass., August 1, 1802; moved with his parents to Seneca Falls, N.Y., in 1807; attended the public schools; operated flour mills, malt houses, and woolen mills; organized the first savings bank of the village; supervisor of Seneca Falls; member of the board of education; member of the State assembly 1859-1861; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); was not a candidate for renomination; resumed the flour-milling business; died at Seneca Falls, Seneca County, N.Y., October 5, 1878; interment in Restvale Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/C000278] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Ambrose W. Clark Visualize (19 February, 1810 -- 13 October, 1887) Clark was an American journalist and politician. Born in Cooperstown, N.Y., Clark was the publisher of the Otsego Journal (1831-1836) and the Northern New York Journal (1844-1860). Clark was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses, afterwards being appointed consul at Valparaiso by President Abraham Lincoln. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (This negotiation) , New York Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
Horace F. Clark Visualize (November 29, 1815 — June 19, 1873) Horace Francis Clark, a Representative from New York; born in Southbury, Conn., November 29, 1815; was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1833; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in New York City in 1837, where he was prominent in financial, political, and railroad circles; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress and reelected as an Anti-Lecompton Democrat to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861); became director of the New York & Harlem Railroad, and subsequently was president of the Union Pacific, the Michigan Southern, and many other railroads; active manager of the Western Union Telegraph Co. and president of the Union Trust Co.; died in New York City on June 19, 1873; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/C000435] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Clark B. Cochrane Visualize (May 31, 1815 — March 5, 1867) Clark Betton Cochrane, a Representative from New York; born in New Boston, N.H., May 31, 1815; moved to Montgomery County, N.Y.; was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1841; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1841 and practiced in Amsterdam 1841-1851, Schenectady 1851-1855, and Albany, N.Y., from 1855 until his death; elected as a Democrat a member of the State assembly in 1844; trustee of Union College 1853-1867; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861); was not a candidate for renomination in 1860; resumed the practice of law in Albany; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864; again a member of the State assembly in 1866; died in Albany, N.Y., on March 5, 1867; interment in Green Hill Cemetery, Amsterdam, Montgomery County, N.Y. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/C000569] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
John Cochrane Visualize (August 27, 1813 — February 7, 1898) John Cochrane, a Representative from New York; born in Palatine, N.Y., August 27, 1813; pursued preparatory studies, attended Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., and was graduated from Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y., in 1831; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1834 and practiced in Palatine, Oswego, and Schenectady, N.Y.; moved to New York City in 1846; surveyor of the port of New York 1853-1857; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861); chairman, Committee on Commerce (Thirty-fifth Congress); unsuccessful candidate in 1860 for reelection to the Thirty-seventh Congress; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions at Charleston and Baltimore in 1860; entered the Union Army as colonel of the Sixty-fifth New York Infantry June 11, 1861; became brigadier general July 17, 1862, and served until his resignation on February 25, 1863, on account of physical disability; chairman of the Independent Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1864, which nominated him for Vice President on the ticket with Frémont for President but withdrew, with General Frémont, before the election; attorney general of New York 1863-1865; collector of internal revenue for the sixth district of New York in 1869; declined the position of United States Minister to Uruguay and Paraguay tendered by President Grant in 1869; delegate to the Liberal Republican National Convention at Cincinnati in 1872; member of the board of aldermen and served as president in 1872 and again a member in 1883; appointed police justice of New York May 22, 1889, but resigned after serving a few weeks; died in New York City February 7, 1898; interment in Rural Cemetery, Albany, N.Y. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/C000570] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Frederick A. Conkling Visualize (August 22, 1816 — September 18, 1891) Frederick Augustus Conkling, (son of Alfred Conkling, brother of Roscoe Conkling), a Representative from New York; born in Canajoharie, Montgomery County, N.Y., August 22, 1816; pursued classical studies and attended the Albany Academy; engaged in mercantile pursuits in New York City; member of the State assembly in 1854, 1859, and 1860; organized the Eighty-fourth Regiment, New York Volunteers, in June 1861 and became its colonel; served throughout the Shenandoah campaign; one of the organizers of the West Side Savings Bank of New York City and served as its president for many years; subsequently he became president of the Aetna Fire Insurance Co., of Hartford, Conn., and served until its dissolution in 1880; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1862 to the Thirty-eighth Congress; was an unsuccessful Republican candidate for mayor of New York City in 1868; author of numerous pamphlets on political, commercial, and scientific subjects; died in New York City, on September 18, 1891; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/C000680] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Roscoe Conkling Visualize "(October 30, 1829 -- April 18, 1888) Roscoe Conkling was a lawyer, mayor, and American politician. Conkling was born in Albany, New York. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1850. He was a district attorney for Oneida County in 1850 and a mayor of Utica in 1858. He also declined to accept a nomination to the United States Supreme Court in 1882. Conkling was elected as a Republican to the 36th, 37th, 39th, and 40th Congresses (March 4, 1859 - March 3, 1863 and March 4, 1865 - March 4, 1867) until he resigned to become a Senator. During his time on the house, he served as chairman on the Committee on District of Columbia (37th Congress) and was not a successful candidate in 1862. Conkling was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and reelected in 1873 and 1879 (March 4, 1867 - May 16, 1881), until he resigned as a protest against federal appointments made in the New York State. He was not successful for reelection to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by his own resignation. During his time on the senate he served as Chairman on the Committee on Revision of the Laws of the United States (40th - 43rd Congresses), Committee on Commerce (44th, 45th, and 47th Congresses), and Committee on Engrossed Bills (46th and 47th Congresses). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=C000681]" New York Delegation (This negotiation) , New York Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , New York Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
Erastus Corning Visualize (14 December, 1794 -- 9 April, 1872) Corning was an American businessman and politician. Born in Norwich, Conn., Corning moved to New York in 1814 and established himself in the iron business. Corning was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress and later to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses. Corning participated as a delegate to the delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1867. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (This negotiation) , New York Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
Isaac C. Delaplaine Visualize (October 27, 1817 — July 17, 1866) Isaac Clason Delaplaine, a Representative from New York; born in New York City October 27, 1817; pursued an academic course; was graduated from Columbia College (now Columbia University), New York City, in 1834; studied law; was admitted to the bar about 1840 and commenced practice in New York City; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); died in New York City July 17, 1866; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/D000215] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Alexander S. Diven Visualize (February 10, 1809 — June 11, 1896) Alexander Samuel Diven, a Representative from New York; born in Catharine (later Watkins), N.Y., February 10, 1809; attended the common schools and the academies in Penn Yan and Ovid, N.Y.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1831 and commenced practice in Elmira; member of the State senate in 1858; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); was not a candidate for renomination in 1862; entered the Army on August 13, 1862, as lieutenant colonel of the One Hundred and Seventh Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry; promoted to colonel on October 21, 1862; was granted leave of absence from the Army for ninety days to take his seat in Congress; honorably discharged as colonel May 11, 1863; brevetted brigadier general of Volunteers April 30, 1864; engaged in railroad building and operation 1865-1875; prominently identified with the Erie Railroad; died in Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y., June 11, 1896; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/D000364] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
R. Holland Duell Visualize (December 20, 1824 — February 11, 1891) Rodolphus Holland Duell was an American politician and lawyer. Duell was born in Warren, New York in 1824. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1945. Duell served in many capacities including district attorney of Cortland County (1850-1855), judge of Cortland County (1855-1859) and assessor of internal revenue (1869-1871). He was first elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 4, 1859 to March 3, 1863. He was again elected to the Forty-Second Congress and served from March 4, 1871 to March 3, 1875. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/D000513] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Alfred Ely Visualize (February 15, 1815 — May 18, 1892) Alfred Ely, a Representative from New York; born in Lyme, New London County, Conn., February 15, 1815; attended the common schools and Bacon Academy at Colchester, Conn.; moved to Rochester, N.Y., in 1835; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1841 and commenced practice in Rochester; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1863); chairman, Committee on Invalid Pensions (Thirty-seventh Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1862; while witnessing the Battle of Bull Run was taken a prisoner by the Confederates, and imprisoned in Richmond for nearly six months; resumed the practice of law; died in Rochester, N.Y., May 18, 1892; interment in the Ely vault in Mount Hope Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/E000164] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Reuben E. Fenton Visualize (4 July, 1819 -- 25 August, 1885) Fenton was an American lawyer, businessman, and politician. Born in Chautauqua County, N.Y., Fenton was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress and subsequently elected to the Thirty-fifth and to the three succeeding Congresses when he resigned to serve as Governor of New York. Afterwards, Fenton was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4th, 1869, until March 3rd, 1875. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (This negotiation) , New York Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
Richard Franchot Visualize (June 2, 1816 — November 23, 1875) Richard Franchot, a Representative from New York; born in Morris, Otsego County, N.Y., June 2, 1816; attended the public schools and the Hartwick and Cherry Valley Academies; studied civil engineering at the Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y.; served for some years as president of the Albany & Susquehanna Railroad Co.; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); was not a candidate for renomination in 1862; moved to Schenectady, N.Y.; raised the One Hundred and Twenty-first Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, and was commissioned colonel August 23, 1862; brevetted brigadier general United States Volunteers March 13, 1865; associated with the Central Pacific Railroad Co.; died in Schenectady, N.Y., November 23, 1875; interment in Vale Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/F000334] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Augustus Frank Visualize (17 July, 1826 -- 29 April, 1895) Frank was an American businessman and politician. Born in Wyoming County, N.Y., Frank was the director and vice president of the Buffalo & New York City Railroad Co. Frank was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth, Thirty-seventh, and Thirty-eighth Congresses. Afterwards Frank served as director of Wyoming County National Bank in 1865 and was a member of the State constitutional convention in 1867 and 1868. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (This negotiation) , New York Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
James H. Graham Visualize (September 18, 1812 — June 23, 1881) James Harper Graham, a Representative from New York; born in Bovina, Delaware County, N.Y., September 18, 1812; attended the public schools; supervisor of the town of Delhi, N.Y.; chairman of the board of supervisors of Delaware County; engaged in agricultural pursuits; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); was not a candidate for renomination in 1860; member of the State assembly in 1871; served in the State senate in 1872 and 1873; engaged in agricultural and mercantile pursuits; died in Delhi, N.Y., June 23, 1881; interment in Woodland Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/G000356] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Edward Haight Visualize (March 26, 1817 — September 15, 1885) Edward Haight, a Representative from New York; born in New York City on March 26, 1817; attended the common schools; employed in a countinghouse early in life; later engaged in the wholesale dry-goods business and in banking; moved to Westchester, N.Y., in 1850; a director of the National Bank of New York; organized the Bank of the Commonwealth of New York City in 1856 and was its president until 1870; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); unsuccessful candidate of the Republican-Union Party for reelection to the Thirty-eighth Congress; member of the board of directors of several banks and insurance companies; died in Westchester, N.Y., September 15, 1885; interment in Trinity Church Cemetery, New York City. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/H000021] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Ira Harris Visualize (31 May, 1802 -- 2 December, 1875) Harris was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Charleston, Montgomery County, N.Y., Harris studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1827. Harris was a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1846 and a member of the State senate in 1847. Additionally, Harris served as justice of the State supreme court from 1847 until 1859 when he was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (This negotiation) , New York Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , New York Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
John B. Haskin Visualize (August 27, 1821 — September 18, 1895) John Bussing Haskin, a Representative from New York; born in Fordham (now a part of New York City), N.Y., August 27, 1821; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1843 and commenced practice in New York City in 1845; civil justice of New York City 1847-1849; supervisor of Fordham 1850-1853; corporation attorney 1853-1856; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress and reelected as an Anti-Lecompton Democrat to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy (Thirty-fifth Congress), Committee on Public Expenditures (Thirty-sixth Congress); resumed the practice of law; supervisor of the town of West Farms, Westchester County, N.Y., in 1863; died at Friends Lake, N.Y., September 18, 1895; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/H000321] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Charles B. Hoard Visualize (June 5, 1805 — November 20, 1886) Charles Brooks Hoard, a Representative from New York; born in Springfield, Windsor County, Vt., June 5, 1805; attended the public schools; moved to Antwerp, N.Y., where he was postmaster during the administrations of Jackson and Van Buren; member of the State assembly in 1837; moved to Watertown, N.Y., in January 1844; clerk of Jefferson County 1844-1846; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861); engaged in the manufacture of portable engines and, during the Civil War, the manufacture of arms for the Government; moved to West Virginia in 1870; died in Ceredo, W.Va., November 20, 1886; interment in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington, W.Va. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/H000658] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
James Humphrey Visualize "(October 9, 1811 -- June 16, 1866) James Humphrey was a lawyer and American politician. Humphrey was born in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut and moved to Brooklyn, New York in 1838. Humphrey was elected as a Republican to the 36th and 39th Congresses (March 4, 1859 - March 3, 1861 and March 4, 1865 to his death, June 16, 1866), where he served as chairman on the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy (39th Congress). He was not a successful candidate for reelection in the 37th and 38th Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=H000954]" New York Delegation (This negotiation) , New York Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
William Irvine Visualize (February 14, 1820 — November 12, 1882) William Irvine, a Representative from New York; born in Whitneys Point, Broome County, N.Y., February 14, 1820; attended the common schools; moved to Greene County, N.Y., in 1841; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1849 and commenced practice in Corning, Steuben County, N.Y.; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); during the Civil War assisted in raising the Tenth Regiment, New York Volunteer Cavalry, of which he became lieutenant colonel November 25, 1861; brevetted colonel and brigadier general of Volunteers March 13, 1865; adjutant general on the staff of Governor Fenton in 1865 and 1866; moved to California and continued the practice of his profession until his death in San Francisco, Calif., November 12, 1882; interment in the Elmira Cemetery, Elmira, N.Y. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/I000036] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
William S. Kenyon Visualize (December 13, 1820 — February 10, 1896) William Scheuneman Kenyon, a Representative from New York; born in Catskill, Greene County, N.Y., December 13, 1820; attended a private academy in Catskill, and the Kinderhook Academy; was graduated from Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N.J., in 1842; studied law in Kingston, N.Y.; was admitted to the bar in Albany, N.Y. in 1846 and commenced practice in Kingston; one of the incorporators of the Ulster County Savings Bank and served as trustee for forty-four years; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); was not a candidate for renomination in 1860; resumed the practice of law; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1872 and 1876; judge of Ulster County 1883-1889; chairman of the Republican county committee many years; died in Kingston, Ulster County, N.Y., February 10, 1896; interment in Wiltwyck Rural Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/K000128] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
James E. Kerrigan Visualize (December 25, 1828 — November 1, 1899) James Kerrigan, a Representative from New York; born in New York City December 25, 1828; completed preparatory studies and attended Fordham College; served in Company D, First Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, during the Mexican War, after which he accompanied the Walker filibustering expedition to Nicaragua as a captain and served for a brief period as alcalde of the Nicaraguan capital; returned to New York City and was elected alderman of the sixth ward; also served as clerk of the Tombs police court; upon the outbreak of the Civil War organized and was commissioned colonel of the Twenty-fifth Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, in the Union Army and served from May 19, 1861, until February 21, 1862; elected as an Independent Democrat to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); became an enthusiastic Irish Nationalist and when the invasion of Canada was planned in 1866 led a company across the border; in 1867 commanded the vessel Erin's Hope, which landed arms and ammunition on the Irish coast; accompanied an expedition to Alaska in 1899; returned in bad health and died in Brooklyn, N.Y., on November 1, 1899; interment in St. Raymond's Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/K000147] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Preston King Visualize (October 14, 1806 — November 12, 1865) Preston King, a Representative and a Senator from New York; born in Ogdensburg, N.Y., October 14, 1806; pursued classical studies and graduated from Union College in 1827; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in St. Lawrence County, N.Y.; established the St. Lawrence Republican in 1830; postmaster of Ogdensburg 1831-1834; member, State assembly 1835-1838; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1847); was not a candidate for reelection in 1846; chairman, Committee on Invalid Pensions (Twenty-ninth Congress); elected as a Free Soiler to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1853); elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1856 and served from March 4, 1857, to March 3, 1863; did not seek reelection; chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Thirty-seventh Congress); resumed the practice of law; presidential elector on the Republican ticket in 1864; appointed collector of the port of New York 1865; committed suicide by leaping from a ferryboat in New York Harbor, N.Y., on November 12, 1865; interment in the City Cemetery, Ogdensburg, N.Y. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/K000211] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
William E. Lansing Visualize (December 29, 1821 — July 29, 1883) William Esselstyne Lansing was an American politician and lawyer. Lansing was born in Perryville, New York in 1821. He graduated Cazenovia Seminary in 1841 and was admitted to the bar in 1845. Lansing served in many government positions including district attorney of Madison County, county clerk, and president of Chittenango. He was first elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives and served during the Thirty-Seventh Congress (1861-1863). Lansing was not a candidate for reelection for the Thirty-Eighth Congress but was again elected to Congress in 1870. He served for a second time in the House from March 4, 1871 to March 3, 1875. After serving in Congress for a second time, Lansing returned to New York and practiced law until his death in 1883. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/L000088] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
M. Lindley Lee Visualize (May 29, 1805 — May 19, 1876) Moses Lindley Lee, a Representative from New York; born in Minisink, N.Y., May 29, 1805; pursued classical studies; was graduated from Union College in 1827 and from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Western New York in 1830; practiced medicine in Fulton, Oswego County, N.Y.; postmaster at Fulton 1840-1844; member of the State assembly in 1847 and 1848; served in the State senate in 1855; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); resumed the practice of medicine in Fulton, N.Y.; returning from a visit in the South became seriously ill at Petersburg, Va., and died there on May 19, 1876; interment in Mount Adnah Cemetery, Fulton, N.Y. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/L000199] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
William B. Maclay Visualize (March 20, 1812 — February 19, 1882) William Brown Maclay, a Representative from New York; born in New York City March 20, 1812; received private instruction; was graduated from the College of the City of New York in 1836; associate editor of the New York Quarterly Review in 1836; taught Latin; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1839 and commenced the practice of his profession in New York City; member of the State assembly 1840-1842; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, and Thirtieth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1849); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1848 to the Thirty-first Congress; elected to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861); was not a candidate for reelection in 1860 to the Thirty-seventh Congress; died in New York City February 19, 1882; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/M000032] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
James B. McKean Visualize (August 5, 1821 — January 5, 1879) James Bedell McKean, (nephew of Samuel McKean), a Representative from New York; born in Bennington, Vt., August 5, 1821; moved to New York; pursued an academic course; taught in the district schools for several terms and was one of the professors in Jonesville Academy for some time; superintendent of the common schools in Half Moon in 1842; elected colonel of the One Hundred and Forty-fourth Regiment, New York Militia, in 1844; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1849 and commenced practice in Ballston Spa, N.Y.; moved to Saratoga Springs in 1851; county judge of Saratoga County 1854-1858; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1863); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State (Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses); during the Civil War organized the Seventy-seventh Regiment, New York Volunteers, in 1861 and served as colonel of the regiment until July 27, 1863, when he resigned his commission; appointed treaty commissioner to Honduras in 1865; appointed chief justice of the supreme court of Utah Territory by President Grant in 1870 and served until 1875; died in Salt Lake City, Utah, January 5, 1879; interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/M000491] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Moses F. Odell Visualize (24 February, 1818 -- 13 June, 1866) Odell was an American politician. Born in Tarrytown, Westchester County, N.Y., Odell was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (This negotiation) , New York Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
Abraham B. Olin Visualize (September 21, 1808 — July 7, 1879) Abram Baldwin Olin, (son of Gideon Olin), a Representative from New York; born in Shaftsbury, Bennington County, Vt., September 21, 1808; attended the common schools, and was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1835; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1838 and commenced practice in Troy, N.Y.; recorder of the city of Troy 1844-1852; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth, Thirty-sixth, and Thirty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1863); appointed by President Lincoln an associate justice of the supreme court of the District of Columbia and served from March 11, 1863, until he voluntarily retired January 13, 1879; died near Sligo, Montgomery County, Md., July 7, 1879; interment in the Danforth family lot adjacent to West Lawn Cemetery, Williamstown, Berkshire County, Mass. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/O000066] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
George W. Palmer Visualize (January 13, 1818 — March 12, 1916) George William Palmer, (nephew of John Palmer, cousin of William Elisha Haynes), a Representative from New York; born in Hoosick, Rensselaer County, N.Y., January 13, 1818; attended the common schools, the Schodack Academy, Schodack, N.Y., and Yale College; studied law; was admitted to the bar about 1840 and commenced practice in Plattsburgh, N.Y., surrogate of Clinton County, N.Y.; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Thirty-sixth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1860; delegate to the Republican National Convention at Baltimore in 1864; appointed United States consul to Crete by President Lincoln; United States judge on the International Court for Suppression of Slave Trade on the West Coast of Africa from 1866 to 1870, when he resigned; member of the State assembly in 1884 and 1885; engaged in iron manufacturing at Clinton, N.Y.; died in Plattsburgh, N.Y.; March 12, 1916; interment in Riverside Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/P000039] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Theodore M. Pomeroy Visualize (31 December, 1824 -- 23 March, 1905) Pomeroy was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Cayuga, N.Y., Pomeroy studied law and wad admitted to the bar in 1846. Pomeroy was the district attorney of Cayuga County (1850-1856) and was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses. During the Fortieth Congress he was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives on the last day of the session, March 3rd, 1869, serving for only one day. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (This negotiation) , New York Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , New York Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , New York Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
Emory B. Pottle Visualize (July 4, 1815 — April 18, 1891) Emory Bemsley Pottle, a Representative from New York; born in Naples, Ontario County, N.Y., July 4, 1815; pursued classical studies at Penn Yan (N.Y.) Academy; studied law; was admitted to the bar at New York City in 1838 and commenced practice in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio; returned to Naples, N.Y., and continued the practice of law; member of the State assembly in 1847; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861); again resumed the practice of his profession; appointed by President Lincoln a member of the commission which prepared a bill providing for a tariff on wool; died in Naples, N.Y., April 18, 1891; interment in Rose Ridge Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/P000470] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Edwin R. Reynolds Visualize (February 16, 1816 — July 4, 1908) Edwin Ruthvin Reynolds, a Representative from New York; born at Fort Ann, N.Y., February 16, 1816; pursued classical studies; was principal of Albion Academy, Orleans County, N.Y., for six years; was county superintendent 1843-1845; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1843 and commenced practice in Albion, N.Y., in 1846; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Silas M. Burroughs and served from December 5, 1860, to March 3, 1861; judge and surrogate of Orleans County 1864-1868; resumed the practice of law; died in Albion, N.Y., July 4, 1908; interment in Mount Albion Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/R000171] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
John H. Reynolds Visualize (June 21, 1819 — September 24, 1875) John Hazard Reynolds, a Representative from New York; born in Moreau, Saratoga County, N.Y., June 21, 1819; attended the public schools in Sandy Hill (now Hudson Falls), N.Y., and Bennington, Vt.; engaged in civil engineering; was graduated from Kinderhook Academy in 1840; studied law; was admitted to the bar and began practice in Kinderhook in 1843; moved to Albany in 1851 and continued the practice of law; elected as an Anti-Lecompton Democrat to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); was not a candidate for renomination in 1860; resumed the practice of his profession; appointed a judge of the commission of appeals of the state in 1873, which position he held until the expiration of the court by limitation July 1, 1875; died in Kinderhook, Columbia County, N.Y., September 24, 1875; interment in Kinderhook Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/R000175] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Charles B. Sedgwick Visualize (March 15, 1815 — February 3, 1883) Charles Baldwin Sedgwick, a Representative from New York; born in Pompey, Onondaga County, N.Y., March 15, 1815; attended Pompey Hill Academy, and Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1848 and commenced practice in Syracuse, N.Y.; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1863); chairman, Committee on Naval Affairs (Thirty-seventh Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1862; engaged for the next two years in codifying naval laws for the Navy Department at Washington, D.C.; resumed the practice of law in Syracuse, N.Y., where he died February 3, 1883; interment in Oakwood Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/S000221] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
William H. Seward Visualize (May 16, 1801 — October 10, 1872) William Henry Seward, a Senator from New York; born in Florida, Orange County, N.Y., on May 16, 1801; after preparatory studies, graduated from Union College in 1820; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Auburn, N.Y., 1823; member, State senate 1830-1834; unsuccessful Whig candidate for governor in 1834; Governor of New York 1838-1842; elected as a Whig to the United States Senate in 1849; reelected as a Republican in 1855 and served from March 4, 1849, to March 3, 1861; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for president in 1860; Secretary of State in the Cabinets of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson 1861-1869; while Secretary of State concluded the convention with Great Britain for the settlement of the Alabama claims and the treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska; died in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., October 10, 1872; interment in Fort Hill Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/S000261] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Socrates N. Sherman Visualize (July 22, 1801 — February 1, 1873) Socrates Norton Sherman, a Representative from New York; born in Barre, Washington County, Vt., July 22, 1801; attended the grade schools and high school; studied medicine and was graduated from Mount Castleton Medical College in 1824; moved to Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., in 1825 and engaged in the practice of medicine; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1862; during the Civil War was mustered into the service as major and surgeon of the Thirty-fourth Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, and was mustered out October 7, 1865, as brevet lieutenant colonel, United States Volunteers; resumed the practice of medicine at Ogdensburg, N.Y., where he died February 1, 1873; interment in Ogdensburg Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/S000350] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Daniel E. Sickles Visualize (October 20, 1819 — May 3, 1914) Daniel Edgar Sickles, a Representative from New York; born in New York City, N.Y., October 20, 1819; attended New York University; apprenticed as a printer; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1846 and commenced practice in New York City; member, New York state assembly, 1847; corporation attorney, 1853; secretary of the legation at London by appointment of President Franklin Pierce, 1853-1855; member, New York state senate, 1856-1857; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861); was not a candidate for renomination in 1860; served in the Civil War as colonel of the Seventeenth Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, and brigadier general and major general of Volunteers; retired with rank of major general, April 14, 1869; awarded the Medal of Honor, October 30, 1897, for action at the Battle of Gettysburg; entrusted with a special mission to the South American Republics in 1865; chairman, New York State Civil Service Commission, 1888-1889; sheriff, New York City, 1890; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1895); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress; resided in New York City, N.Y., until his death there May 3, 1914; interment in Arlington National Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/S000402] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Edward H. Smith Visualize (May 5, 1809 — August 7, 1885) Edward Henry Smith, a Representative from New York; born in Smithtown, Long Island, Suffolk County, N.Y., May 5, 1809; attended private schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; served as justice of the peace in the township of Smithtown 1833-1843, assessor 1840-1843, and supervisor 1856-1860; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); was not a candidate for renomination in 1862; resumed farming in Suffolk County, N.Y.; died in Smithtown, N.Y., August 7, 1885; interment in St. James' Protestant Episcopal Cemetery, St. James, Long Island, N.Y. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/S000529] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Elbridge G. Spaulding Visualize (February 24, 1809 — May 5, 1897) Elbridge Gerry Spaulding, a Representative from New York; born in Summer Hill, Cayuga County, N.Y., on February 24, 1809; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1836 and commenced practice in Batavia, Genesee County, N.Y.; moved to Buffalo, N.Y., in 1834; mayor of Buffalo in 1847; member of the State assembly in 1848; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851); was not a candidate for renomination in 1850; treasurer of the State of New York in 1854 and 1855; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1863); was not a candidate for renomination in 1862 to the Thirty-eighth Congress; organized the Farmers & Mechanics' National Bank in Buffalo in 1864; died in Buffalo, N.Y., May 5, 1897; interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/S000705] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Francis E. Spinner Visualize (January 21, 1802 — December 31, 1890) Francis Elias Spinner, a Representative from New York; born in Mohawk, German Flats, Herkimer County, N.Y., January 21, 1802; was educated by his father; served an apprenticeship at both harness making and candy making; engaged in mercantile pursuits in 1824; entered the State militia and was subsequently promoted to the rank of major general; appointed deputy sheriff in 1829; sheriff of Herkimer County 1834-1837; appointed one of the commissioners for the construction of the State lunatic asylum at Utica in 1838; engaged in banking as cashier and later president of the Mohawk Bank; State inspector of turnpikes; commissioner and supervisor of schools; appointed auditor and deputy naval officer in charge of the port of New York in 1845 and served four years; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fourth Congress and as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1861); chairman, Committee on Accounts (Thirty-sixth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1860 to the Thirty-seventh Congress; appointed by President Lincoln as Treasurer of the United States and served from March 16, 1861, until his resignation on July 1, 1875; successfully urged the employment of women in the Treasury Department; died in Jacksonville, Fla., December 31, 1890; interment in Mohawk Cemetery, Mohawk, N.Y. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/S000737] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
John B. Steele Visualize (28 March, 1814 -- 24 September, 1866) Steele was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Delhi, N.Y., Steele studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1839. Steele was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (This negotiation) , New York Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
Burt Van Horn Visualize "(October 28, 1823 -- April 1, 1896) Burt Van Horn was a farmer, manufacturer, public servant, collector of internal revenue, engaged in loaning of money, and American Politician. Van Horn was born in Newfane, Niagara County, New York. Burt was a member of the State assembly (1858 -1860) and was a collector of internal revenue at Rochester New York (1877-1882). He was elected as a Republican to the 37th, 39th, and 40th Congresses (March 4, 1861 - March 3, 1863 and March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1869) was not a candidate for renomination in 1868. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=V000040]" New York Delegation (This negotiation) , New York Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , New York Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
Robert B. Van Valkenburgh Visualize (4 September, 1821 -- 1 August, 1888) Valkenburgh was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Steuben County, N.Y., Valkenburgh studied law and after admittance to the bar began practice in Bath, N.Y. Valkenburgh was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (This negotiation) , New York Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
Charles H. Van Wyck Visualize "(May 10, 1824 -- October 24, 1895) Charles Henry Van Wyck was a(n), lawyer, public servant, soldier, general, farmer, and American politician. He was born in Poughkeepsie, Duchess County, New York and Moved to Nebraska in 1874. Van Wyck studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1847. He was a district attorney (1850-1856), delegate to the Nebraska state constitutional convention (1875), elected to the Nebraska state senate (1877, 1879, and 1881), and was an unsuccessful Populist governor of Nebraska (1892). Charles served in the Union Army as colonel of the 56th Regiment New York Volunteers, and brigadier general for services during the war. Van Wyck was elected as a Republican from New York to the 36th, 37th, 40th Congresses (March 4, 1859 - March 3, 1864 & March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1869). He also contested the election of George W. Green to the 41st Congress (February 17, 1870 - March 3, 1871). Charles was also elected as a Republicans from Nebraska to the United States Senate (March 4, 1881 - March 3, 1887) and was not reelected. During his time on Congress, he served as chairman on the Committee on Mileage (36th Congress), on the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions (37th Congress), as chairman on the Committee on the Mississippi River and Tributaries (47th Congress), and as a member on the Committee on the Improvement of the Mississippi River and Tributaries (48th and 49th Congresses). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=V000067]" New York Delegation (This negotiation) , New York Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
Chauncey Vibbard Visualize (November 11, 1811 — June 5, 1891) Chauncey Vibbard, a Representative from New York; born in Galway, Saratoga County, N.Y., November 11, 1811; attended the common schools and was graduated from Mott's Academy for Boys, Albany, N.Y.; clerk in a wholesale grocery store in Albany, N.Y.; moved to New York City, and in 1834 went to Montgomery, Ala.; returned to New York and settled in Schenectady; was appointed chief clerk of the Utica & Schenectady Railroad Co. in 1836; became a railroad freight and ticket agent in 1848; consolidated the many little railroads of western New York into the New York Central Railroad Co., serving as its first general superintendent 1853-1865; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1862; during the Civil War served as director and superintendent of military railroads in 1862; first president of the Family Fund Insurance Co. 1864-1867; moved to New York City in 1865 and became involved in the business of steamship lines and elevated railroads; interested in the development of southern railroads and South and Central American enterprises at the time of his retirement in 1889; died in Macon, Ga., June 5, 1891; interment in Riverside Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/V000094] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
William Wall Visualize (March 20, 1800 — April 20, 1872) William Wall, a Representative from New York; born in Philadelphia, Pa., March 20, 1800; received a limited schooling; learned the trade of ropemaking and worked as a journeyman; became a manufacturer of rope; moved to Kings County, Long Island, N.Y., in 1822; trustee, commissioner of highways, supervisor, member of the board of finance, and commissioner of waterworks of Williamsburg (now a part of New York City); mayor of Williamsburg in 1853; was one of the incorporators and for a number of years president of the Williamsburg Savings Bank; also one of the founders of the Williamsburg City Bank (later the First National Bank) and of the Williamsburg Dispensary; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1862; delegate to the Loyalist Convention at Philadelphia in 1866; died in Brooklyn, N.Y., April 20, 1872; interment in Greenwood Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/W000073] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Elijah Ward Visualize (16 September, 1816 --- 7 February, 1882) Ward was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Sing Sing, N.Y., Ward studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1843. Ward was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress and after an unsuccessful reelection was elected to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses. Subsequently, after a second failed reelection, Ward was elected to the Forty-fourth Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (This negotiation) , New York Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
Alfred Wells Visualize (May 27, 1814 — July 18, 1867) Alfred Wells, a Representative from New York; born in Dagsboro, Sussex County, Del., May 27, 1814; pursued classical studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1837 and commenced practice in Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y.; one of the owners of the Ithaca Journal and Advertiser 1839-1853; district attorney of Tompkins County, N.Y., 1845-1847; judge of Tompkins County Court from 1847 to 1851; attended the Anti-Nebraska Conventions at Saratoga and Auburn in 1854; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1860; appointed United States assessor of internal revenue at Ithaca in 1862 and served until his death in Ithaca, N.Y., July 18, 1867; interment in the City Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/W000280] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
William A. Wheeler Visualize (June 30, 1819 — June 4, 1887) Willam Almon Wheeler was an American politician and lawyer. Wheeler was born in Malone, New York in 1819. He attended the University of Vermont at Burlington and was admitted to the bar in 1845. Wheeler held various public offices, including district attorney for Franklin County, State Representatives, and State Senator. He was first elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 4, 1861 to March 3, 1863. In 1867 and 1868, Wheeler was a member of the State constitutional conventions before being elected again to Congress. He again served in the House of Representatives from March 4, 1869 to March 4, 1877. Wheeler was later elected as Vice President of the the United States with President Rutherford Hayes. After serving as Vice President, he retired from public life and died in New York in 1887. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/W000341] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Benjamin Wood Visualize (13 October, 1820 -- 21 February, 1900) Wood was an American businessman, publisher, and politician. Born in Shelby County, Ky., Wood moved to New York City in childhood. Wood originally worked in the shipping business, however, he went on to purchase the Daily News in 1860 and served as its editor and publisher until his death. Wood was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses and later the Forty-seventh Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (This negotiation) , New York Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)