Thomas Kempshall

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Thomas Kempshall
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4th Mayor of Rochester, New York
In office
March 1837 – 1838
Preceded byAbraham M. Schermerhorn
Succeeded byElisha Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 28th district
In office
March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841
Preceded byTimothy Childs
Succeeded byTimothy Childs
Personal details
Born1795
England
DiedJanuary 14, 1865 (aged 69)
Rochester, New York
Political partyWhig
ProfessionMiller

Thomas Kempshall (1795 or 1796 – January 14, 1865) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in England in 1795 or 1796, Kempshall attended the common schools. He immigrated to the United States with his father, who settled in Pittsford, New York, in 1806. He moved to Rochester, New York, in 1813, where he was employed as a carpenter. He engaged in mercantile pursuits and later became engaged in milling.

He served as member of the board of aldermen of Rochester, New York in 1834 and again in 1844, serving as mayor in 1837. He was an unsuccessful candidate for mayor in 1852.

Kempshall was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841).

He died in Rochester, New York, January 14, 1865 at the age of 69. He was interred in Mount Hope Cemetery.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Abraham M. Schermerhorn
Mayor of Rochester, NY
March 1837-1838
Succeeded by
Elisha Johnson
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Timothy Childs
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 28th congressional district

1839–1841
Succeeded by
Timothy Childs

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