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was formerly a manufacturer and importer, but is
now in the Sheriff's office of New York. He held
the office of City Marshal in 1880, and was elected to
the Assembly by a plurality of 128, his opponents
being George* P. Kiggins (Rep.), and Emanuel A.
Schwartz (Tarn. Dem. ), who was elected to the last
Assembly by a plurality of 1,709.

13th District. (Within West 16th street, 7th
avenue, West 23d street, 6th avenue, West 25th
street, 7th avenue. West 29tt street, Sth avenue,
West 22d street, 9th avenue. West 26th street, and
North river.) ISAAC DAYTON (Rep.), of New
York citv (344 West 23d street). Mr. D. was born in
New York city, August 14, 1819 ; is a graduate of
Union College ; and is a lawyer. He was a Whig
until the formation of the Republican party, of
which he has since been a member. He was elected
to the Assembly by a plurality of 244. his opponents
being Thales S. Bliss (Un. Dem.), who was elected
to the last Assembly by a majority of 90, and Mat-
thew L. Ritchie (Ind. Dem.)

14th District. (Within 3d avenue, East 14th
street. East river. East llth street. Avenue B, 7th
street. Avenue A and Sth street or St. Mark's place.)
JOHN E. DONNELLY (Tarn. Dem.), of New York
citv (526 East 14th street). Mr. D. was born in New
York city. May 4. 1854 ; educated at La Salle Insti-
tute and St. Francis Xavier College; is a hotel
keeper, and was elected to the Assembly by a plu-
rality of 309, his opponents being Samuel D. Folsom
(Rep. ), and Albert C. Weigand (County Dem. ) The
Union Democratic plurality in 1882 was 630. j

15th District. (Within 7th avenue, West 40th
street, North river. West 26th street, 9th avenue.
West 32d street, 8th avenue and West 29th street.)
JAMES F. HIGGINS (County Dem.), of New York
city (7 Murray street). Mr. H was born in New York
city, August 24, 1854; educated in the public schools ;
is a lawyer ; was a member of the last House, serv-
ing as Chairman of the Committee on Engrossed
Bills, and member of Insurance and Grievances ;
and was re-elected by a plurality of 40, his opponents
being Edward Brucks (Tarn. Dem.). and F. A.
Asmuss (Rep.) His plurality. in 1882 was 2,315.

16th District. (Within East 14th street. East river.
East 26th street and 3d avenue. ) PETER F. MUR-
RAY (Co. and I. H. Dem.), of New York city (300
E. 26th street). Mr. M. was born in New York city,
June 29, 1845, educated in the public schools; is a
compositor ; has been employed 22 years by the Press
Department of the Chamber of Commerce; has-
always been identified with the Democratic party ;
and was elected to the Assembly by a plurality of
1.090, his opponents being Francis B. Spinola (Tarn.
Dem.), who was elected to the last Assembly by a
majority of 839, and Frederick Eayrs (Rep.)



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17th District. (Within 7th avenue, West 52d
street, North river and West 40th street.) RICHARD
J, LEWIS (Rep.), of New York city (39 Nassau st.)
Mr. L. was born of Welsh descent, in New York city,
November 22, 1851 ; educated in the public schools
and Columbia College Law School, Class of 1875 ; ad-
mitted to the barin 1876, and has since practiced law.
He has always been a Republican ; and was elected
to the Assembly by a plurality of 126, his opponents
being John H. O'Hara (Tam.) and John Fitzpatrick
(Co. Dem. ) The Countv and Tammany Democratic
plurality in 1882 was 2,012. Mr. L. was a candidate
last year ; he is the first Republican elected in the
district_since the present apportionment went into
effect.

18th District. (Within Lexington avenue, East
23d street, 3d avenue, East 26th street. East river,
and East 42d street. ) THOMAS MURPHY (Irving
Hall Dem.), of New York city (218 E. 34th street).
Mr. M. was born in New York city, October 3, 1855 ;
educated at Grammar School No. 14, New York city;
is a clerk; was 1st Assistant Clerk of the Board of
Aldermen, 1879 ; Deputy Sheriff, 1881, '82 ; and was
elected to the Assembly by a plurality of 412, his oppo-
nents being Joseph Sharkev (County Dem.) and
John M. Reid (Rep.) The Democratic plurality in
1882 was 3,337.

19th District. (Within West 52d street, 7th ave-
nue, West 59th street, Sth avenue, West 110th street,
7th avenue, Harlem river, Spuyten Duyvil creek and
North river.) DOW S. KITTLE (Rep.), of New
York city (797 11th avenue). Mr. K. was bom at
Ames, Montgomery county, N. Y., March 6, 1838;
educated at Canaioharie Academy ; is a provision
dealer ; served in the National Guard 8 years, resign-
ing as Lieut. -Colonel of the 8th Regiment; has
always been a Republican ; and was elected to the
Assembly bv a plurality of 439, his opponents being
Benjamin W. Ellison (Tam. and Irving Hall Dem. )
and Walter P. Shannon (County Dem. ) The Demo-
cratic majority in 1882 was 439. Mr. K. is the only
Republican ever elected in the district.

20th District. Within Lexington avenue. East
42d street. East River and 59th street, including
Blackwell's Island.) JAMES HAGGERTY <Tam.
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, re-
signing 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 Assembly in 1882, serving as Chairman of
the Committee on Grievances and member of Rail-
roads, Militia, Federal Relations, and Special Com-
mittee to Investigate Insurance Receiverships ; in
18S3, serving as Chairman of Insurance and member
of Public Printing and Militia; and was re-elected
bv a majority of 142 over Patrick Kirwin (Co. and I.
H. Dem". and Rep.) His majority in 1882 was 1,824,
and in 1881, 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 7 th avenue.) THEODORE ROOSEVELT (Rep.),
of New York city (55 West 45th street and 6 West
57th street). Mr. R. was born in New York city,
October f!7, 1858, of" Knickerbocker" parentage, and
is a son of the late Theodore Roosevelt. He was
educa.ed at Harvard College and Columbia College
Law School ; is a lawyer, and has also written and



published a Naval History of the war of 1812 ; is
Trustee of the Orthopoedic Hospital ; Director of the
New York Infant Asylum, and connected with the
Children's Aid Society and other public institutions.
He was a member of Assembly.in 1882, serving on the
Committees on Cities and Public Printing, and being
actively identified with the proceedings to impeach
Judge Westbrook; in 1883, serving on Cities, Mili-
tia, Privileges and Elections, Rules, and Sub-Com-
mittee of the Whole ; and was re-elected bv a major-
ity of 1,388 over Wallace Bamberg (Dem.) His
majority in 1882 was 2,209, and in 1881, 1,501. Mr. R.
was the Republican nominee for Speaker in 1883.

22d District. (Within East 59th street. East river,
East 91st street, Fifth avenue. East I86th street and
Lexington avenue.) JOHN T. McDONALD (Tam.
Dem.), of New York city (1037 3d avenue). Mr. McD.
was born in Ulster county. New York, January 1,
1847, and educated in Highwood district school and
Cooper Union night school. He was for three years
a journeyman blue stone cutter, and for thirteen
years has been in business as a dealer in blue stone.
He has always been a^Tammany Democrat. He was
a member of Assembly in 1880, serving on the com
mittees on Charitable and Religious Societies and
Grievances, and was elected to the present Assembly
by a plurality of 2,221, his opponents being Patrick
H. Ryan (Co. and I. H. Dem.), and Isaac Kahn
(Ind. Dem.) The County and Tammany Democratic
plurality in 1882 was 1,326.

23d District. (Within East 91st street, 5th ave
nue, West 110th street, 7th avenue, Harlem river and
East river, including Randad's and Ward's Islands,
and that part of Central Park lying north of the
Transverse road, crossing the same at or about 86th
street.) DAVID M. .VAN COTT (Un. Dem.), of
New York city (25 Chambers street). Mr. V. was
born in New York city, November 23, 1847 ; educated
in the grammar schools of New York city ; attended
Williston Seminary, Easthampton, Mass., 1S63-65.
but did not graduate ; was admitted to the bar.in 1869
and has since practiced law. He was twice elected
a member of the Board of Education of Dist. No. 4,
of the town of East Chester , Westchester county,
N. Y. , serving from 1S7S until 1881. He was elected
to the Assembly by a plurality of 388, his opponents
being Leroy B. Crane (Rep.), who was elected to the
preceding House by a plurality of 948, and Charles A
Eberhardt (Ind. Dem.)

24th District. (North and East of Harlem river,
and Spuyten Duyvil creek, and known as the 23d and
24th wards ot the city of New York.) JOHN J
CLARKE (Tam. and I. H. Dem.), of New York city
(Branch R. N. Y. P. O.) Mr. C. was born at Mor-
risania, Westchester county, N. Y., November 16,
1846 ; educated in the public schools at Morrisania
is a real estate and insurance agent ; served seven
years as 1st Lieut, in Co. K., 27th Regt., IS. G., S.
N. Y. ; has always been a Democrat; was Receiver
of Taxes at Morrisania, 1866-'80 ; Clerk Board of Edu
cation, 1870-74; Clerk of District Court, 1874-'80
and President of the Fire Department, 1869-72. He
was a member of the last House, fcserving on the
committees on Cities, Public Lands and Expendi-
tures of the Executive Department, being identified
with local legislation, and advocating the reduc-
tion of railroad fares, abolition of | prison contract
labor, and a fair excise law. He was re-elected by
a plurality of 448. his opponents being Henry W.
Hayden (Rep.), Matthew P. Breen (Co. Dem.)
and Charles S. Lord (Ind. Dem.) His plurality in
1882 was 861.

Niagara County.
Population, in 1865, 49,655 ; in 1S75, 51,904.

1st District. (Towns of Cambria, Lockport. Pen-
dleton." Rovalton, Wheatneld and Lockport city.)
JACOB A.DREISS (.Dem.), of Lockport. Mr. D.
was born in Bavaria, Germany, July 10, 1849 ; and
was educated in common schools of Niagara county,
Lockport Union School and Rochester University.



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He learned the wagon makers' trade, but in 1874 he
commenced the study of law in the office of Murray
& Green, and was admitted to the bar in 1877. He
then taught school for a number of years , since
1881 he has practiced law in Lockport. He has always
been a Democrat; was Justice of the Peace four
years from January 1, 1878; was elected Supervisor of
his ward in 1881 by a majority of 32, when the Re-
publicans carried the ward by 210 majority ; and was
elected to the Assembly by a plurality of 365, his op-
ponents being John P. Sawyer (Rep.), Sims S. Free-
man (Pro.) and William Jackson (Gr.) The Demo-
cratic plurality in 1882 was 814.

2d District. (Towns of Hartland, Lewiston, New-
fane, Niagara, Porter, Somerset and Wilson.)
THOMAS VINCENT WELCH (Dem.), 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
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 1 Monument Commission. He was a can-
didate for Assembly in 1880, but was beaten by J as.
Low (Rep.), by 32 majority; was a member of As-
sembly in 18S2, serving as Chairman of the Commit-
tee on Affairs of Villages, and member of Railroads,
Federal Relations, Sub-Committee of the Whole,
and Special Committee to investigate Insurance
Receiverships; in 1883, serving as Chairman of the
Sub-Committee of the Whole, and member of Ways
and Means and Privileges and Elections ; and was
elected to the present House by a plurality of 296,
his opponents being RensselaerWard (Rep.), Guy C.
Humphreys (Pro.) and Galen Miller (Gr.) His
majority in 1882 was 581, and in 1881, 230.

Oneida County.

Population, in 1865, 102,713; in 1875, 113,967.
1st District. (3d, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and
inth wards of TJtica. and towns ot Bridgewater, New
Hartford and Paris.) JOSEPH JOYCE (Labor Re-
form and Rep.), of Utica (8 Chatham street). Mr.
J. was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, February 6,
1837. He was educated by observation and experi-
ence, never attending school except Sunday school.
He has been a printer since 1850. He was a delegate
to the International Typographical Union, and a
delegate from the Utica Trades' Assembly to the
State Labor Convention, September 17 and IS, 1S63.
He has always been a Republican, but has voted
with the Workingmen when the interests of labor
| seemed to be neglected. He was elected to the As-
i sembly by a plurality of 523, his opponents being
! Joseph A. Morrow (Dem.) and Alexander Bramley
(Pro.) The Democratic plurality in 1882 was 765.
Mr. J. was nominated by the Utica Trades' Assem-
bly, and was indorsed by the Republicans.

2d District. (City of Rome, and towns of Augusta,
Kirkland, Marshall, Sangerfield, Vernon, Verona,
Westmoreland and Whitestown.) JOSEPH ACK-
ROYD (Dem.), of New York Mills. Mr. A. was
born at Little Falls, Herkimer county, November 23,
1847 ; educated in the common schools of New York
Mills and Whitestown Seminary and Business Col-
lege ; is a merchant ; has always been a Democrat;
was Justice of the Peace of the town of New Hart-
ford. 1S76, and of Whitestown, 1877, and Supervisor
of Whitestown, 1882. He was elected to the Assem-
bly bv a plurality of 148, his opponents being Clar-
I ence C- Allen (Rep.), and Stanley B. Roberts (Pro.)
| The Democratic plurality in 1882 was 1,087. His op-
■ ponent, Mr. Allen, was indorsed by the "Knights of
Labor." Mr. Ackroyd was the only Democrat
elected in the county last[fall.

3d District. (1st and 2d wards of Utica, and
towns of Annsville, Ava, Boonville, Camden, Deer-
field Florence, Flovd, Forestport, Lee, Marcy, Rem-
sen Steuben, Trenton, Vienna and Western.)
T JAMES OWENS (Rep.), of Steuben. Mr. O.



was born at Trenton, Oneida county, September 30,
1846. of Welsh parentage ; educated at district
schools, Whitestown Seminary and Ann Arbor
(Mich.) College. In early life he was a farmer.
He taught school two years, when he commenced
the study of medicine at thd age of 24, giaduating
from Bellevue Medical College in 1873, and has since
practiced that profession. He has always been a
Republican, and. was elected Town Clerk of Steuben
in 1880 and 1881, and Supervisor in 1882 and 1883, by
large majorities. He was elected to the Assembly
by a plurality of 533, his opponents being Thomas
B. Allanson (Dem.), who was elected to the last
House by a plurality of 195, and George D. Scramb-
ling (Pro.)

Onondaga County.

Population, in 1865, 93,332; in 1875, 113,223.
1st District. (1st, 3d and 4th wards ot Syracuse,
and towns of Camillus, Cicero, Clay, Geddes, Lysan-
der and Van Buren.) JAMES GEDDES (Rep.), of
Syracuse. Mr. G. was born in the town of Camillus,
Onondaga county, N. Y., November 19, 1831 ; edu-
cated at Cazenovia and Homer Academies ; formerly
a civil engineer ; is a farmer, and has contributed
largely to the agricultural press ; was actively con-
nected with the Centennial Exhibition at Philadel-
phia; and is general manager of the New York
State Agricultural Experiment Station. He was a
member of the last House,serving on the Committees
on State Prisons, State Charitable Institutions and
Agriculture, and was re-elected by a plurality of 702,
his opponents being Deforest Verplanck (Dem.) and
Jonas C. B. Wallace (Pro.) His plurality in 18S2
was 293.

2d District. (5th and 6th wards of Syracuse, and
towns of Elbridge, Lafayette, Marcellus, Onondaga,
Otisco, Skaneateles, Spafford and Tullv.) FRANCIS
HENDRICKS (Rep.), of Syracuse. Mr. H. was
born in Kingston, Ulster county, November 23, 1834 ;
educated at common schools and Albany Academy ;
is a merchant; was a member of the Board of Fire
Commissioners of Syracuse, 1877,-'78; Mayor of
Syracuse, 1880, '81, and was elected -to the Assembly
by a plurality of 372, his opponents being Daniel
Candee (Dem.) and George E. Bentley (Pro.) The
Republican plurality in 1882 was 553.

3d District. (2d, 7th and 8th wards of Syracuse,
and towns of De Witt, Fabius, Manlius, Pompev and
Salina.) CONRAD SHOEMAKER (Rep.), of Man-
lius Station. Mr. S. was born at Manlius Station,
October 14, 1833. His maternal grandfather was a
German Lutheran minister and preached the first
sermon in Herkimer county ; his grandmother was
a niece of General Herkimer. Mr. S. was educated
in the district schools at Manlius Station; was for-
merly a railroad contractor, and is now a farmer.
He was originally a Whig, but united with the Re-
publican party at its formation ; was a Member of
Assembly in 1863, and was elected to the present As-
sembly by a plurality of 846, his opponents being
Matthew M. Conklin (Dem.) and Silas F. Tyler
(Pro.) The Democratic plurality in 1882 was 637.

Ontario County,

Population, in 1865, 40,240 ; in 1875, 47,730.

FRANK RICE (Dem.), of Canandaigna. Mr. R.
was born in the town of ,Seneca, Ontario county,
January 15, 1845 ; educated in common schools,
Geneva Union and Classical School, Canandaigua
Academy, three years, and Hamilton College, gradu-
ating in 1868; is a lawyer ; has always been a Demo-
crat; has been District Attorney for the past six
years; was a member of the last House, serving as
Chairman of the Committee on Privileges and Elec-
tions, and member of Judiciary and Insurance ; and
was re-elected by a plurality of 241, his opponents
being John Raines (Rep.) and Hiram Ladd(Pro.)
His plurality in 1882 was 1,256.



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Orange County.

Population in 1865, 62,464 ; in 1875, 85,252.
1st District. (Towns of Blooming Grove, Corn-
wall, Highland, Monroe, Montgomery, Newburgh,
Newburgh city and New Windsor.) J. CHAUNCEY
ODELL (Dem.), of Turner's. Mr. 0. was born at
Turner"s, November 15, 1837; educated at public
schools; was formerly a telegraph operator and
agent ; and is now a train dispatcher on the Erie
railroad. He was a member of the last House, serv-
ing on the Committees on Claims, State Charitable
Institutions, and Sub-Committee of the Whole ;
and was re-elected by a plurality of 356, his oppo-
nents being Daniel S. Waring (Rep.) and Thos.
Caldwell (Pro . ) His plurality in 1S82 was 292.

2d District. (Towns of Chester, Crawford, Deer-
park, Goshen, Greenville, Hamptonburgh, Minisink,
Mount Hope, Wallkill, Warwick and Wawayanda. )
JACOB H. DIMMICK (Dem.) of Port Jervis. Mr.
D. was born at Dingman's Perry, Pike county, Pa.,
May 14, 1838, and is a son of 0. S. Dimmick, who
was prominent in Pennsylvania politics for many
years. He received an academic education at Beth-
any, Wayne county ; is a lumber dealer ; was a
member of the last House, serving on the Commit-
tees on Railroads, Villages and Public Printing; and
was re-elected by a majority of 4,442 over Chas. L.
Jessup (Pro.), the Republicans making no nomina-
tion. His plurality in 1882 was 1,402.

Orleans County.

Population in 1865, 28;603 ; in 1875, 29,978.
J. MARSHALL DIBBLE (Rep.), of Hindsburgh.
Mr. D. was born at Gaines, Orleans county, Novem-
ber 25, 1848 ; educated at Albion, N. Y. , in the Tran-
sit School and Albion Academy; is a farmer and
dealer in green fruits ; has held several town offices ;
and was elected to the Assembly by a plurality of 8S,
his opponents being Dean F. Currie (Dem.) and
Nelson Posson (Pro. ) The Republican majority in
1882 was 29.

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.) DE WITT C. LITTLEJOHN (Rep.), of
Oswego. Mr. L. was born in Bridgewater, Oneida
countv, February 7, 1818, and was educated in select
schools and academies at Ovid, Belleville and Pal-
myra, N. Y. He was for many years engaged in
transportation and milling, as a member of the
firm of Fitzhugh & Littlejohn, Oswego, N. Y. For
several years he was President ot the Midland Rail-
road. At present he is engaged in the manufacture
of lumber, with mills in Osweuo city and atRedfield,
Oswego county. In the year 1862 he raised the 110th
Regiment of New York Volunteers, ami was chosen
its Colonel, but resigned his position at New Or-
leans in 1863, to take his seat in Congress. While
with his regiment he took part in the Banks Expe-
dition. In politics he was originally a Whig, and
has been a Republican since the organization of the
party, except in 1872, when he supported Horace
Greeley for President. He was President of Oswego
village in 1847, and in 1849 and 1850 was Mayor of the
city of Oswego. He was a member of Assembly
during eleven terms, 1853, '55, '57,-'59, '61, '66, '67, '70,
'71, serving as Speaker of the House in 1855, '57, '59-
'61, and, when not Speaker, being a member of
Ways and Means, Canals, Railroads, Commerce and
Navigation, and other important committees. Dur-
ing the years 1863, '64, he represented his district in
Congress. He was elected to the present Assembly
by a majority of 9 over Francis M. Baker (Dem. )
The Democratic plurality in 1882, Mr. Littlejohn
being then defeated for the Assembly, was 189.

2d District. (Towns of Albion, Amboy, Boylston,
Constantia, Hastings, Mexico, Orwell, Palermo, Par-
ish, Redfieid, Richland, Sandy Creek, Schroeppel,



West Monroe and Williamstown.) GOUVERNEUR
M. SWEET (Kep.), of Phoenix. Mr. S. was born
in Clay, Onondaga county, August 7, 1822. His
grandfather, Caleb Sweet, was Surgeon of the 1st N.
Y. Regiment, during the Revolutionary War, and
member of the Society : of the Cincinnati. His ma-
ternal ancestors were of the old Rogers family of
Massachusetts Mr. S. was educated in the district
schools, Mexico Academy and Falley Seminary,
Oswego county, in .1843; was formerly a merchant,
and is now engaged in agriculture and manufactur-
ing ; was originally a Whig, but has been a Republi-
can since 1856 ;' and was elected to the Assembly by
a plurality of 893, his opponents being William H.
Cox (Dem.), and A. J. Potter (Pro.) The Republi-
can plurality in 1882 was 61.

Otsego County.

Population, in 1865, 45,616 ; in 1875, 49,815.
1st District. (Towns of Cherry Valley, Decatur'
Exeter, Maryland, Middlefield, Otsego, Plain field,
Richfield, Koseboom, Springfield, Westford and Wor-
cester.) WILLIAM 'CARYL ELY (Dem,), of East
Worcester. Mr E. was born at East Middlefield,
Otsego county, February 25, 1856. His father. Wm.
H. Ely, was a member of Assembly, 1874, '75, and his
grandfather, Dr. Samuel Ely, was a member of As-
sembly in 1836, State Senator, 184d-'43, and President
of the New York State Medical Society in l.slO. His
maternal grandfather, Leonard Caryl, was a member
of Assembly in 1842. He was educated at various
academies and at 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, "SI, and Supervisor of Worcester,
1882, "S3. He was a member of the last House, serv-
ing as Chairman of the Committee on Petitions of
Aliens, and member of Railroads, Privileges and Elec-
tions and Charitable and Religious Societies ; and was
re-elected by a majority of 632. his opponents being
Hiram C. Brockway (Rep.) and H. D. Elwell (Pro.)
His plurality in 1882 was 491.

2d District. (Towns of Burlington, Butternuts,
Edmeston, Hartwick, Laurens, Milford, Morris, New
Lisbon, Oneonta, •Otego. Pittsfield 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-



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