Elizur H. Prindle

Elizur H. Prindle
Elizur H. Prindle (New York Congressman).jpg
From Photographs of the Officers and Members of the Constitutional Convention of the State of New York, 1867.
Member of the New York State Assembly
for Chenango County, 1st District
In office
Preceded byDavid B. Parce
Succeeded byGeorge W. Sumner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 19th district
In office
Preceded byCharles Knapp
Succeeded byHenry H. Hathorn
Personal details
Born(1829-05-06)May 6, 1829
Newtown, Connecticut, U.S.
DiedOctober 7, 1890(1890-10-07) (aged 61)
Norwich, New York, U.S.
Resting placeMount Hope Cemetery, Norwich, New York, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Other political

Elizur H. Prindle (May 6, 1829 – October 7, 1890) was a U.S. Representative from New York.


Prindle was born in Newtown, Connecticut on May 6, 1829.[1] He was raised in Unadilla, New York, completed preparatory studies, and attended the local academy in Homer, New York.[1]

He studied law with his cousin, Horace Gerald Prindle of Unadilla, was admitted to the bar in 1854 and began to practice.[1]

Prindle later moved to Norwich, New York, where he continued to practice law.[1] Originally a Whig, and later a Republican, he was district attorney of Chenango County, New York from 1860 to 1862.[1]

At the start of the American Civil War he was one of several leading citizens in Norwich who worked to raise a company for the Union Army, which was mustered in as Company H, 17th New York Volunteer Infantry.[2] Later in the war he took part in raising a company which was mustered in as part of 114th New York Volunteer Infantry.[2]

He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Chenango Co., 1st D.) in 1863,[3] and a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1867–1868.[4]

Prindle was elected as a Republican to the 42nd United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1871 to March 3, 1873.[5] After leaving Congress Prindle resumed the practice of law.

He died in Norwich on October 7, 1890,[6] and was interred in Norwich's Mount Hope Cemetery.


  1. ^ a b c d e History of Chenango and Madison Counties, p. 329.
  2. ^ a b History of Chenango and Madison Counties, pp. 123-125.
  3. ^ New York State Assembly (1911). Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York. 31. Albany, NY: J. B. Lyon Company. p. 40.
  4. ^ Underhill, E. F. (1868). Report of the Proceedings and Debates of the Convention for the Constitution of the State of New York. I. Albany, NY: Weed, Parsons & Co. p. 18.
  5. ^ "The House of Representatives" (PDF). New York Times. New York, NY. March 8, 1871.
  6. ^ "Obituary Notes: Hon. E. H. Prindle". Middletown Times-Press. Middletown, NY. October 9, 1890. p. 2.

External links[edit]



Smith, James Hadden (1880). History of Chenango and Madison Counties. I. Syracuse, NY: D. Mason & Co.

New York Assembly
Preceded by
David B. Parce
New York State Assembly
Chenango County, 1st District

Succeeded by
George W. Sumner
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles Knapp
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 19th congressional district

Succeeded by
Henry H. Hathorn

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.