John Hardy (US politician)

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John Hardy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 9th district
In office
December 5, 1881 – March 3, 1885
Preceded byFernando Wood
Succeeded byJoseph Pulitzer
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the New York County, 11th district
In office
January 1, 1861 – December 31, 1861
Preceded byCummings H. Tucker
Succeeded byNoah A. Childs
Personal details
BornSeptember 19, 1835
DiedDecember 9, 1913(1913-12-09) (aged 78)
New York City, New York
Political partyDemocratic

John Hardy (September 19, 1835 – December 9, 1913) was a United States Representative from New York.

Hardy was born in Scotland on September 19, 1835, he immigrated to the United States in 1839 with his parents, who settled in New York City. He attended the public schools and graduated from the College of the City of New York in 1853; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1861 and commenced practice in New York City; member of the New York State Assembly (New York Co., 11th D.) in 1861; member of the board of aldermen of New York City in 1863, 1864, and 1867–1869; clerk of the common council in 1870 and 1871; chief clerk in the office of the mayor in 1877 and 1878; elected as a Democrat to the 47th United States Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Fernando Wood; reelected to the 48th United States Congress and served from December 5, 1881, until March 3, 1885; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1884; resumed the practice of law in New York City and died there December 9, 1913; interment in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
Cummings H. Tucker
New York State Assembly
New York County, 11th District

Succeeded by
Noah A. Childs
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Fernando Wood
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 9th congressional district

Succeeded by
Joseph Pulitzer

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