Silas M. Burroughs (politician)

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Silas M. Burroughs
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 31st district
In office
March 4, 1857 – June 3, 1860
Preceded byThomas T. Flagler
Succeeded byEdwin R. Reynolds
New York State Assembly
In office
1837
1850-51
1853
Personal details
Born(1810-07-16)July 16, 1810
Ovid, New York
DiedJune 3, 1860(1860-06-03) (aged 49)
Medina, New York
Political partyRepublican
Occupationlawyer

Silas Mainville Burroughs (July 16, 1810 – June 3, 1860) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

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Born in Ovid, New York, Burroughs completed a preparatory course. He was Village Clerk of Medina, New York, in 1835; and a Village trustee in 1836, from 1839 to 1843 and from 1845 to 1847.

He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1840, and commenced practice in Medina. He was Village Attorney of Medina from 1845 to 1847. He was a brigadier general in the New York State Militia from 1848 to 1858.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Orleans Co.) in 1837, 1850, 1851 and 1853.

Burroughs was elected as a Republican to the 35th and 36th United States Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1857, until his death in Medina, New York, on June 3, 1860. He was buried at the Boxwood Cemetery.

Pharmaceutical entrepreneur Silas Mainville Burroughs (1846–1895) was his son.

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
John Chamberlain
New York State Assembly
Orleans County

1837
Succeeded by
Horatio Reed
Preceded by
Reuben Roblee
New York State Assembly
Orleans County

1850–1851
Succeeded by
George M. Copeland
Preceded by
George M. Copeland
New York State Assembly
Orleans County

1853
Succeeded by
Jeremiah Freeman
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas T. Flagler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 31st congressional district

1857–1860
Succeeded by
Edwin R. Reynolds

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