Adolphus H. Tanner

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Adolphus Hitchcock Tanner (May 23, 1833 – January 14, 1882) was a U.S. Representative from New York.


Born in Granville, Washington County, New York, Tanner completed preparatory studies. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1854 and commenced practice in Whitehall, New York.

During the Civil War, Tanner entered the Union Army in 1862 as a captain in command of Company C, 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He was promoted through the ranks, and was the regiment's lieutenant colonel and second in command at the close of the war.

Tanner was elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871). He resumed the practice of law in Whitehall, and died there on January 14, 1882. He was interred in Evergreen Cemetery, Salem, New York.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Augustus Griswold
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th congressional district

Succeeded by
Joseph M. Warren

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website