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bricklayer; was a member of the last House, serving
on the Committees on Cities, Claims, Privileges and
Elections and Manufacture of Salt; and was re-
elected bv a majority of 479 over Edwin E. Coventry
(Co. Dem. ) His plurality in 1881 was 756, Mr. Mc-
Manus is the onh' member re-elected in the district
since the days of Wm. M. Tweed.

20th District. (Within Lexington avenue, East
42d street. East river and 59th street, including
Blackwell's Island.) JAMES HAGGERTY (Un.
Dem.), of New York city (141 East 50th street.)
Mr-. H. was born in Glasgow, Scotland, December
21, 1834 ; educated in common schools in Glasgow,
and is a lawyer, having studied law after coming to
this country. He was a Republican until 1872, when
he joined the Liberal movement, and took the
stump for Greeley in the campaign of that year,
resigning his position as Deputy Naval Officer of the
port of New York, which he had held two years.
Since then he has been actively identified with the
Democratic party, and has stumped this and other
States under the assignment of the National and
State Committees. He was U. S. Consul at Glas-
gow, 1869, but his exequatur was refused by the
British Government, on the alleged ground of his
connection with Irish affairs. He entered the army
in 1862 as Adjutant of the 111th New York
Volunteers, and resigned in 1863, owing to ill health.
He was a member of the last House, serving as
chairman of the Committee on Grievances, and
member of Railroads, Militia, Federal Relations,
and Special Committee to Investigate Insur-
ance Receiverships ; and was re-elected by a major-
ity of 1,824 over Henrv A. Van Ness (Rep.) His
plurality in 1881, when he was elected as a Tam-
many Democrat, was 341.

21st District. (Within East and West 40th street,
Lexington avenue, East 86th street, Transverse
road across Central Park, 8th avenue, West 59th
street and 7th avenue.) THEODORE ROOSEVELT
(Rep. ), of New York city (55 West 45th street. ) Mr.
R. was born in New York city, October, 27, 1858,
of " Knickerbocker " parentage, and is a son of the
late Theodore Roosevelt. He was educated at Har-
vard College and Columbia College Law School; is a
lawyer, and also engaged in publishing a Naval His-
torv of the war of 1812 ; is Trustee of the Ortho-
poedic Hospital ; Director ot the New York Infant
Asylum, and connected with the Children's Aid
Society, and other public institutions. He was a
member of the last House, serving on the Commit-
tees on Cities and Public Printing, and being actively
identified with the proceedings to impeach Judge
Westbrook ; and was re-elected by a majority of
2,209 over Timothv F. Neville (Un. Dem.) His ma-
jority in 1881 was 1,501. Last fall he ran 2,000 ahead
of the Republican candidate for Governor and 1,000
ahead of any other on the ticket,

22d District . (Within East 59th street, East river,
East 91st street, Fifth avenue, East 86th street and



Lexington avenue.) JACOB F. MILLER (Co. and
Tam. Dem. ), of New York city (159 East Eighty-sec-
ond street and 120 Broadway.) Mr. M. was born at
Claverack, Columbia county, N. Y., November 25,
1837. He is a son of Samuel M.Miller, of Claverack,
and of German ancestry on both sides. He was edu-
cated at common schools, Claverack Academy, Hud-
son River Institute and Williams College, graduat-
ing from the latter in 1859. He worked on his fath-
er's farm during summers until the age of 17, when
he entered college, and after graduation went to New
York, studied law with Alexander Hamilton, Jr., was
admitted to the bar in May, 1861, and since then has
practiced the legal profession. He has taken very
little part in practical politics, having held no pub-
lic position, except in connection with benevolent
and scientific societies, having been President of the
Medico-Legal Society of New York, and a Citizens'
Association. He has always been a Democrat, how-
ever. He was elected to the Assembly by a plural-
ity of 1, 326, his opponents being Isaac Fromme(Rep.),
Patrick H. Ryan (Ind.) and Edward Bloch (Ind.)
The Tammany Democratic plurality in 1881 was
1,527.

23d District. (Within East 91st street, 5th ave-
nue, West 110th street, 7tWvenue, Harlem river and
East river, including RanCTall's and Ward's Islands,
and that part of Central Pai-k lying north of the
Transverse road, crossing the same at or about 86th
street.) LEROY B. CRANE (Rep.), of New York
city (237- Broadway.) Mr. C. was born at Lowell,
Mass. , June 9, 1849, of English descent, his parents,
however, being natives of Massachusetts. He was
educated at common schools and Franklin Grammar
School. Lowell, Mass. ; was in the dry-goods business
with H. B. Claflin & Co. , 1865-70, and is now a law-
yer. He was a member of the last House, serving on
the Committees on Canals and Public Health, and
was re-elected by a plurality of 948, his opponents be-
ing Edward G. Whittaker (Tam. Dem.), Ezra M.
Tuttle CMach. Rep.), John A. Butler (Co. Dem.),
and Michael Shaw (Ind.) His plurality in 1881 was
422.

24th District. (North and East of Harlem river,
and Spuyten Duyvil creek, and known as the 23d and
24th wards of the city of New York.) JOHN J.
CLARKE (Tam. Dem.), of New York city (Branch
R., N. Y. P. O.) Mr. C. was born at Morrisama,
Westchester county, N. Y., November 16, 1846 ; edu-
cated in the public schools at Morrisania ; is a real
estate and insurance agent ; has always been a Dem-
ocrat ; was Receiver of Taxes at Morrisania, 1S66-70;
Clerk of Board of Education, 1870-74; Clerk of Dis-
trict Court, 1874-'80 rand President of the Fire Depart-
ment, 1869-72. He was elected to the Assembly by
a plurality of 861. his opponents being J. Homer Hil-
dreth (Rep.) and Matthew P. Breen (Co. and Anti-
Tam. Dem.), who was elected to the last House by
a plurality of 617.

Niagara County.

Population, in 1865, 49,655 ; in 1875, 51,904. '
1st District. (Towns of Cambria, Lockport, Pen-
dleton, Royalton, Wheatfield and Lockport city.)
JOSEPH W. HIGGINS (Dem.), of Lockport. Mr.H.
was born in Concord, N. H. , January 6, 1847, of Irish
parentage ; educated at Lockport Union School, and
Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, Lima, N. Y.; is a law-
yer, and was formerly a farmer and school-teacher ;
was a Republican before 1872, and since then has
been a Democrat. He was a member of the last
House, serving as Chairman of the Committee on
Canals, and member of Game Laws, Civil Divisions
and Joint Library ; and was re-elected by a plurality
of 814, his opponents being Edwin Levan (Rep.) and
Edward Evans (Pro.) His majority in 1881 was 191.

2d District. (Towns of Hartland, Lewiston, New-
fane, Niagara, Porter, Somerset and Wilson.)
THOMAS VINCENT WELCILiDem.), of Niagara
Falls. Mr. W. was born at Camillus, Onondaga
county, October 1, 1850, of Irish parentage; educated
in public schools at Niagara Falls; was freight
agent of the N. Y. C. & H. R. R., 1873-75, and is now



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a dry goods merchant ; was Village Clerk 1873-75 ;
Supervisor, 1876-78, being Chairman of the Board
one year; Village Trustee, 1879- , 81; and Treasurer
of Soldiers' Monument Commission. He was a can-
didate for Assembly in 1880, but was beaten bv Jas.
Low (Rep.), by 32 majority; was a member of the
last House, serving as Chairman of the Committee
on Affairs of Villages, and member of Railroads,
Federal Relations, Sub-Committee of the Whole,
and Special Committee to investigate Insurance
Receiverships ; and was re-elected by a ma]oritv of
581 over Peter A. Porter (Rep.) His mafority in
1831 was 230. The district is usually Republican bv
300 majority.

Oneida County.
Population, in 1865, 102.713 ; in 1875, 113,967.

1st District. (3d, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and
10th wards of Utica, and towns of Bridgewater, New
Hartford and Paris.) WILLIAM TOWNSEND
(Dem.), of Utica. Mr. T. was born at Walton,
Delaware county, N. Y., August 22, 1848; educated
at Walton Academy and Yale College, graduating in
1871 ; is a lawyer ; has always been a Democrat ; was
Assistant District Attorney of Oneida county, 1876-
78; and was elected to the Assembly by a plurality
of 765, his opponents beh<| Albert P. Seaton (Rep.),
Jacob Irwin (Ind. Rep.), and Henrv D. Brownell
(Gr.) The Republican plurality in 1881 was 114.

2d Disteict. (City of Rome, and towns of Augusta,
Kirkland, Marshall, Sangerfleld, Vernon. Verona,
Westmoreland and Whitestown.) CLARENCE E.
WILLIAMS (Dem.), of New London. Mr. W. was
born at Rathbunville, Oneida county, January 9,
1847; educated in common schools and Commercial
College at Syracuse ; was formerly engaged in the
grain and commission business at Buffalo, and is now
in the grain and milling business at Rathbunville.
He was elected to the Assembly by a plurality of
1,087, his opponents being IraC. Jenks (Rep.), Wm.
Wilkenson (Pro.^ and Cvrus H. Tyler (Gr.) The
Republican plurality in 1881 was 623.

3d District. (1st and 2d wards of Utica, and
towns of Annsville, Ava, Boonville, Camden, Deer-
field, Florence, Floyd, Forestport, Lee, Marcy, Rem-
sen, Steuben, Trenton, "Vienna and Western.)
THOMAS B. ALLANSON (Dem.), of Taberg. Mr.
A. was born at Foston. Yorkshire, England, January
21, 1817 ; educated in England ; is a retired farmer ;
has been a teacher and manufacturer ; was Superin-
tendent of Schools, four years ; Justice of the Peace,
fifteen years; Supervisor, twelve years, being one
year chairman and one year clerk of the Board ; and
was elected to the Assembly by a plurality of 195, his
opponents being Oscar F. Heiser (Rep.), and Stephen
Rogers (Gr. ) The Republican plurality in 1881 was 623.
Onondaga County.
Population, in 1865, 93,332 ; in 1875, 113,223.

1st District. (1st, 3d and 4th wards of Syracuse,
and towns of Camillus, Cicero. Clay, Geddes, Lysander
and Van Buren.) JAMES GEDDES (Rep.), of Syra-
cuse. Mr. G. was born in the town of Camillus, On-
ondaga countv, N. Y., November 19, 1831 ; educated
at Cazenovia and Homer ; formerly a civil engineer ;
is a farmer, and has contributed largely to the agri-
cultural press: was actively connected with the Cen-
tennial Exhibition at Philadelphia ; and is general
manager of the New York State Agricultural Experi-
ment "Station. He was elected to the Assembly by a
pluralitv of 293, his opponents being George F. Corn-
stock Jr. (Dem.). and E.Connell(Pro.) TheRepub-
lican majoritv in 1831 was 44. The district has been
represented for a number of years by Hon. Thomas
G. Alvord.

2d District. (5th and 6th wards of Syracuse, and
towns of Elbridge, Lafayette, Marcellus, Onondaga,
oS, SkaneateVs, Spafford and Tully.) ELBERT
O FARRAR (Rep.), of Syracuse. Mr. F. was born
at Middletown Spa, Vermont, June 17, 1849. His
parents came from New Hampshire. He was edu-
cated at Burr and Burton Seminary, Manchester, Vt.,
Troy Conference Academy, Poultney, Vt., and Fort
Edward Collegiate Institute, Fort Edward, N. 1.
He is a lawver; has always been a Republican; is



Judge Advocate-General of the 10th Brigade, N. G. S.
N. Y., with rank of Major ; was a member of the last
House, serving on the Committees on Militia and
State Prisons, and was re-elected by a pluralitv of
555, his opponents being Wm. L. Pike (Dem.), "and
Abner Bates (Pro.) His plurality in 18SI was 617.

3d District. (2d, 7th and 8th wards of Syracuse,
and towns of De Witt. Fabius, Manlius, Ponipey and
Salina. ) JOHN LIGHTON (Dem.), of Syracuse.
Mr. L. was born in Syracuse, June 20, 1840, of Irish
parentage ; educated in common school ; was for-
merly a clerk and silversmith, and is now a mer-
chant, of the firm of Lighton Bros. <fe McKeever He is
director and member of the New York Salt Companv s
and trustee of the Syracuse Savings Bank. He was
a member of the last House, serving as chairman of
the Committee on Salt, and member of Canals and
Indian Affairs ; and was re-elected bv a plurality of
637, his opponents being George Baxter (Rep.), and
Silas T. Tyler (Pro.) His majority in 1881 was 155.

Ontario County.

Population, in 1865, 40,240 ; in 1875, 47,730.
FRANK RICE (Dem.), of Canandaigua. Mr. K. was
born in the town of Seneca, Ontario county, January
15, 1845 ; educated in common schools. Canandaigua
Academy (three years), and Hamilton CoLege, gradu-
ating in 1868 ; is a lawyer ; has always been a Demo-
crat; has been District Attorney for the past six
years ; and was elected to the Assembly by a plu-
rality of 1,256, his opponents being Oscar F. Rar
(Rep.), John Beck (Gr.), and Chester B. Ward (Pro.)
The Republican plurality in 1881 was 1,255.

Orange County.

Population, in 1865, 62,464 ; in 1875, 85,252.

1st District. (Towns of Blooming Grove, Corn-
wall, Highland, Monroe, Montgomerv, Newburgh,
Newburgh city and Ne v Windsor.) J. CHAUNCEY
ODELL (Dem.), of Turner's. Mr. O. was born at
Turner's, November 15, 1837; educated at public
school ; was formerly a telegraph operator and
agent, and is now a train dispatcher on the Erie
railroad. He was elected to the Assembly by a plu-
rality of 292, his opponents being J. Owen Moore
(Rep. ), and H. C. Earl (Pro. ) The Democratic plu-
rality in 1881 was 613.

2d District. (Towns of Chester, Crawford, Deer-
park, Goshen, Greenville, Hamptonburgh, Minisink,
Mount Hope. Wallkill, Warwick and Wawavanda.)
JACOB H. DIMMICK (Dem.), of Port Jervis. Mr.
D. was born at Dingmans Ferry, Pike countv. Pa.,
May 14, 1838, and is a son of O. S. Dimmick, who was

grominent in Pennsylvania politics for manv vears.
:e received an academic education at Bet nan v.
Wayne county; is a lumber dealer; never before held
office ; and was elected to the Assembly by a plurality
of 1,402; his opponents being Wm. Atwell (Rep.),
Christian Rurriph (Gr.), and Thos. Coyne (Pro.)
The Democratic plurality in 1881 was 618. Mr. Dim-
mick's majority was the largest ever given in the
district.

Orleans County.
Population, in 1865, 28,603; in 1875, 29,978.
HENRY M. HARD (Rep. ). of Lyndonville. Mr.
H. was born at Arlington, Vt., January 31, 1S42;
educated at Yates Academy, 1860-'62 ; is a merchant ;
was Supervisor of Yates, 1877-'80, and Chairman of
the Board in 1880 ; was a member of the last House
serving on Committees on Trade and Manufactures
and Engrossed Bills; and was re-elected bv a ma-
jority of 29 over Dean F. Currie (Dem.) His majority
in 1881 was 1,051.

Oswego County.

Population, in 1865, 76,200 ; in 1875, 78,615.
1st District. (City of Oswego and towns of
Granby, Hannibal, New Haven. Oswego, Scriba and
Volney.) WILLIAM A. POUCHER (Dem.), of
Oswego. Mr. P. was born at Livingston, Columbia
county, in December, 1835 j is a lawver ; was Attor-
ney and Corporation Counsel of the city of Oswego
three terms ; Mayor of Oswego twice ; was a mem-
ber of the last House, serving as Chairman of the



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Committee on Judiciary, and member of Public Edu-
cation t and .Public ;Lands; and was elected to the
present Assembly by a plurality of 189, his opponents
being DeWitt C. Littlejohn (Rep.), Thomas Coles
(Gr. )and Ovid V. Taft (Pro. ) His plurality In 1S81
was 424.

2d District. (Towns of Albion, Amboy, Boylston,
Constantia, Hastings, Mexico, Orwell, Palermo, Par-
ish, Redneld, Richland, Sandy Creek, Schroeppel,
West Monroe and Williamstown.) BYRON HELM
(Rep.), of Sand Bank. Mr. H. was born at Sand
Bank, Oswego county, July 30, 1839 ; educated at com-
mon schools, and is a merchant. He was Supervisor
two years ; was a member of the last House, serving
on the Committees on Engrossed Bills, and Expendi-
tures of the Executive Department; and was re-
elected bv a plurality of 61, his opponents being J. N.
Botts (Dem.), James B. Todd (Pro.) and Samuel
Smith (Gr. ) His plurality in 1881 was 856.

Otsego County.

Population, in 1865, 48,616; in 1875, 49,815.

1st District. (Towns of Cherry Valley, Decatur,
Exeter, Maryland, Middlefleld, Otsego, Plaintield,
Richtield, Roseboom, Springfield, Westford and
Worcester.) W. CARYL ELY (Dem.), of East
Worcester. Mr. E. was born at East Middlefleld,
Otsego county, February 25, 1856. His father, Wm.
H. Ely, was a member of Assembly, 1874, '75, and his
grandfather, Dr. Sumner Ely, was a member of As-
sembly in 1836, State Senator, 1840-'43, and President
of the New York btate Medical Society in 1840. His
maternal grandfather, Leonard Caryl, was a member
of Assembly in 1842. He was educated at various
academies, and Cornell University, class of 1878;
studied law with J. B. Holmes at East Worcester;
admitted as an Attorney and Counselor at Saratoga
in September, 1882, and is now engaged in the practice
of his profession. He was a delegate to the Syracuse
Convention in 1879 ; clerk of the Otsego County Board
of Supervisors, 1880, '81 ; Supervisor of Worcester,
18S2; and elected to the Assembly by a plurality of
491, his opponents being Andrew R. Smith (Rep.),
and Benjamin P. Ripley (Pro.) The Democratic
majority in 1881 was 324. In the late canvass Mr.
Ely's own election district, usually Republican by 35
majority, gave him a majority of 222, and his town,
ordinarily close, gave him 270 majority, while his
opponent was a very popular and wealthy, man.

2d District. (Towns of Burlington, Butternuts,
Edmeston, Hartwick, Laurens. Milford, Morris, New
Lisbon, Oneonta, Otego, Pittsfleld and Unadilla. )
HARTFORD D. NELSON (Dem), of Oneonta. Mr.
N. was born June 9, 1852, of Scotch-Irish parentage.
His parents died when he was about ten years of
age, and since their death his education and support
have been the result of his own efforts. After at-
tending the common schools of Davenport, at the age
of 18 he entered the law office of Hon. James Stew-
art, was admitted to the practice of law Septem-
ber 16, 1875, and has since followed that profession.
He was twice elected Justice of the Peace of Oneonta,
in 1876 and in 1879. He has always been a Democrat,
and was for some time a member of the General
Committee of his district. He was elected to the
Assembly by a plurality of 385, his opponents being
Burr Mattice (Rep.) and Frederick Jarvis (Pro.)
The Republican majority in 1881 was 297.

Putnam County.

Population, in 1865, 14,845; in 1875, 15,811.
JAMES WILTON BROOKS (Rep.), of Garrison.
Mr. B. was born in New York city, April 19, 1853 ; is
a son of James Brooks; was educated by private
tutors and at schools at home and abroad, gradu-
ated from Yale College in 1875, and subsequently
studied in Columbia College Law School; was for-
merly a journalist, and in 1873 came into possession
of a half interest in the New York Express, but after-
ward sold it ; was admitted to the bar in May, 1882,
and now practices law. He was formerly a Demo-
crat ; and was elected to the Assembly by a majority
of 150 over Elbert C. Howes (Dem.) Mr Brooks



was defeated in 1881, when he ran as a Democrat, by
110 majority.

Queens County.

Population, in 1865, 59, 967 ; in 1875, 84, 131.

1st District. (Towns of Flushing, North Hemp-
stead and Oyster Bay.) LOUIS KOSSUTH CHURCH
(Dem.), of Hicksville. Mr. C. was born in Brooklyn,
December 11, 1846. His ancestors, Capt. Samuel
Church, and Col. Timothy Church, served in the
Revolutionary army, the latter rendering important
service to the State during the Vermont troubles.
His father, Rodney S. Church, late of Brooklyn,
achieved prominence as a lawyer. Mr. Church was
educated at the Hudson River Institute, at Claver-
ack, N. Y.; is a lawyer; has traveled extensively in
the west; has always been a Democrat; and was
elected to the Assembly by a majority of 1,189 over
Samuel B. Caldwell (Rep.) The Democratic ma-
jority m J8S1 was 972.

2d District. (Towns of Hempstead, Jamaica, Long
Island City and Newtown. ) GEORGE E. BULMER
(Dem.), of Jamaica. Mr. B. was born in Chester,
Orange county, January 12, 1846; educated in the
common schools of Ulster and Queens counties ; is a
farmer; has always been a Democrat ; was a member
of Assembly in 1S77, serving on the Committees on
Affairs of Villages, and Manufacture of Salt; in 1881,
serving on Affairs of Villages, and Indian Affairs ;
and was elected to the present House by a plurality of
1,118, his opponents being James M. Seaman, Jr.
(Rep.) and Bartholomew J. McGowan (Dem.) The
Democratic majority in 1881 was 1,473. Mr. Bulmer's
majority in 1876 was 967 ; in 1880, 1,430. In 1879 he
was defeated by 221 majority.

Rensselaer County.

Population, in 1865, 88,210 ; in 1875, 105,053.
1st District. (1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
and 11th wards of the citv of Troy.) WILLIAM V.
CLEARY (Dem.), of Troy. Mr. C. was born in
Troy, September 12, 1847; educated in the Troy Chris-
tian Brothers' Academy ; is a clerk ; was Alderman
of Troy two terms ; President of the Common Coun-
cil, 1870 : and chairman of the Democratic Central
Committee in 1871. He was a member of Assembly in
1873, serving on the Committees on Trade and Manu-
factures, and Federal Relations; in 1874, serving on
Trade and Manufactures, and Indian Affairs ; in 1875,
serving as chairman of Trade and Manufactures, and
member of Cities, and Privileges and Elections ; in
1876, serving on Canals and Trade and Manufactures ;
and was elected to the present House by a majority
of 213 over John Don (Rep.) The Democratic ma-
jority in 1881 was 665.

2d District. (5th and 13th wards of the city of
Troy, and towns of Brunswick, Grafton, Hoosick,
Lansingburgh, Petersburgh, Pittstown and Schagh-
ticoke.) RICHARD A. DERRICK (Rep.), of Cen-
ter Brunswick. Mr. D. was born in Brunswick,
July 19, 1S43 ; educated at Jonesville Academy, 1856-
'58 and Fort Edward Institute, 1859-'60 ; is a farmer ;
was connected with Col. Morrison's Black Horse
Cavalry during the winter of 1861, '62, and was en-
rolling officer during the summer of 1862 ; was Post-
master at Center Brunswick, 5861-'65; Census Enu-
merator, 1865 ; Delegate to the Republican State Con-
ventions of 1865, 72, '79 , and has held several town
offices. He was defeated for the Assembly in the third
district in 1876 by 97 votes, though he ran 600 ahead
of his ticket. He was a member of Assembly in 1881,
being chosen without opposition, and serving on the
Committees on Affairs of Cities, Public Health, and
Public Education, and re-elected, again without
opposition, serving on General Laws, Public Educa-
tion, and Militia. He was chosen to the present
House by a majority of 5 over Isaac L. Van Voast
(Dem.), who contests his seat.

3d District. (6th and 12th wards of the city of
Troy, and towns of Berlin, East Greenbush, Green-
bush, Nassau, North Greenbush, Poestenkill, Sand
Lake, Schodackand Stephentown.) RUFUS SWEET
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Stephentown, June '22, 1833; educated at various
institutions ; is a farmer ; has been Supervisor eight
years, a portion of the time chairman of the Board ;
was a member of the last House, serving on the
Committees on Internal Affairs, Agriculture, Roads
and Bridges, and Sub-Committee of the Whole, and
was elected in 1881 and re-elected in 1882 without op-
position. The Democratic majority in 1880 was 825.

Richmond County.

Population, in 1865, 28,209; in 1875, a5,241.

ERASTUS BROOKS (Dem.), of West New Brigh-
ton, Staten Island. Mr. B. was born in Portland,
Me., January 31, 1815, of New England and West of
England ancestry. His father was James Brooks,
who commanded "The Yankee," which sailed from
Portland, and who lost his life in the war of 1812-14.
He was educated partly in Brown University, Provi-
dence, R. I., but is chiefly self-educated. He at-
tended Haverhill Academy, Mass. , partly as teacher
and partly as stuient. He was formerly a printer,
and was for 41 years editor and proprietor of the New
York Express. He has supported himself since the
age of 84- years. In early life he published the Ga-
zette, at Haverhill, Mass., edited the Portland Adver-
tiser in the Harrison campaign, and in honor of the
part taken by him in the canvass was selected to
take the Maine electoral vote to Washington, and
was kindly received by Webster and Clay. For a
number of years he was a correspondent of NewYork
and Boston journals at Washington, representing the
Express for seventeen successive sessions. He oc-
casionally contributes to the magazines and to the
New York journals, and has engaged to some extent
in farming. He was lately General Agent of the Asso-
ciated Press, and is Chairman of its Executive Com-
mittee, being one of the founders of the Association.
In 1843 he visited Europe, extending his journeyings
as far north as Russia.Finland, Sweden and Norway,
and as far south as the Lower Danube, Austria and



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