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Elbridge Gerry Lapham
Birth: Oct. 18, 1814
Farmington
Ontario County
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 8, 1890
Canandaigua
Ontario County
New York, USA

United States Congressman from New York 1875-1881. United States Senator from New York 1881-1885. Born on a Tuesday to John Lapham. While working summers to aid the family he attended public school and the Canandaigua Academy, where he was a classmate of Stephen A. Douglas. In school he studied Law and Civil Engineering. In 1844 he was admitted to the bar and practiced in Canandaigua, New York. In 1867 he was a member of the constitutional convention of New York. He was elected as a Republican to the Forty-fourth in 1874 and served in the 3 succeeding Congresses until he resigned on July 29, 1881. His resignation from the Congress was caused by his being chosen to fill the Senate seat of Roscoe Conkling, who resigned to protest the appointments of several federal employees in New York State. While in the Congress in 1876 he was one of the managers appointed to conduct the impeachment of ex-Secretary of War William Belknap. He served out the remainder of Conkling's term and chose not to be a candidate for reelection. He returned to his law practice in hometown of Canandaigua where he died, on a Wednesday, at his home Glengarry on the shore of Lake Canandaigua. (bio by: Matthew Fatale) 
 
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  Joanna Louise Lapham (1860 - 1860)*
  Elbridge Gerry Lapham (1866 - 1921)*
 
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Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Canandaigua
Ontario County
New York, USA
 
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