Stephen L. Mayham

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Stephen L. Mayham, New York Congressman

Stephen Lorenzo Mayham (October 8, 1826 – March 3, 1908) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Blenheim, New York, Mayham pursued an academic course. He studied law in Ithaca, New York. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in 1848. Superintendent of schools in Schoharie County, New York from 1852 to 1857, and supervisor 1857–1860. He served as district attorney of Schoharie County 1859–1862. He served as member of the State assembly in 1863.

Mayham was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871).

Mayham was elected to the Forty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879). He served as judge of Schoharie County 1883–1887. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1884 and 1892. He served as judge of the supreme court of New York and afterward presiding justice 1886–1896. He died in Schoharie, New York, March 3, 1908. He was interred in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery.


New York Assembly
Preceded by
William Lamont
New York State Assembly
Schoharie County

Succeeded by
Peter P. Schoolcraft
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John V. L. Pruyn
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 14th congressional district

Succeeded by
Eli Perry
Preceded by
John H. Bagley, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th congressional district

Succeeded by
William Lounsbery

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