Hiram Walbridge

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Hiram Walbridge, Congressman from New York

Hiram Walbridge (February 2, 1821 – December 6, 1870) was a U.S. Representative from New York, cousin of Henry Sanford Walbridge.

Life and career[edit]

Grave of Hiram Walbridge.

Born in Ithaca, New York, Walbridge moved to Ohio with his parents, who settled in Toledo in 1836. He attended the public schools and the University of Ohio at Athens. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1842 and commenced practice in Toledo. He was appointed brigadier general of militia in 1843. He moved to New York and engaged in mercantile pursuits at Buffalo. He served as member of the board of aldermen. He moved to New York City in 1847 and continued mercantile pursuits.

Walbridge was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1854. He resumed his former pursuits in New York City. He was an unsuccessful Union candidate for election in 1862 to the Thirty-eighth Congress. He served as president of the International Commercial Convention held in Detroit, Michigan, July 11, 1865. Walbridge was elected as a delegate to the Southern Loyalist Convention at Philadelphia in 1866.

He died in New York City December 6, 1870. He was interred in Glenwood Cemetery in Washington, D.C.[1]

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bailey, N. Louise; Morgan, Mary L.; Taylor, Carolyn R. (1986). Biographical Directory of the South Carolina Senate: 1776-1985. Volume 1. Columbia, S.C.: University of South Carolina Press. ISBN 0872494799.

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

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Emanuel B. Hart
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 3rd congressional district

1853–1855
Succeeded by
Guy R. Pelton