John Ganson

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John Ganson, Congressman from New York

John Ganson (January 1, 1818 – September 28, 1874) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.

Biography[edit]

Born in Le Roy, New York, Ganson attended the public schools and Le Roy Academy. He graduated from Harvard University in 1839 and subsequently studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1846 and commenced practice in Canandaigua, New York. He moved to Buffalo the same year.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (31st D.) in 1862 and 1863. Ganson was elected as a Democrat to the 38th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1863, to March 3, 1865. Afterwards he resumed the practice of law in Buffalo. Following the war, he was a director of a local railroad. He served as delegate to the 1864 Democratic National Convention.

Ganson was again a member of the State Senate in 1874. He died in Buffalo on September 28, 1874, and was buried at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo.

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New York State Senate
Preceded by
Erastus S. Prosser
New York State Senate
31st District

1862–1863
Succeeded by
James M. Humphrey
Preceded by
Loran L. Lewis
New York State Senate
31st District

1874
Succeeded by
Albert P. Laning
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Augustus Frank
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 30th congressional district

1863–1865
Succeeded by
James M. Humphrey