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Joseph McCrum Belford

  • Birth 5 Aug 1852 Mifflintown, Juniata County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 3 May 1917 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial Riverhead, Suffolk County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 15803349

US Congressman. The cousin of Colorado Congressman James Burns Belford, he graduated from Dickinson College in 1871. He taught school and moved Riverhead in 1884. Belford studied law while continuing to teach and and was admitted to the bar in 1889. He was Secretary and Chairman of the Suffolk County Republican committee and Clerk of the Suffolk Surrogate Court. In 1896 he was elected to the US House of Representatives and served one term, from 1897 to 1899. He then returned to practicing law and also became involved in banking. In 1900 he was a Delegate to the Republican National Convention. Belford was Suffolk Surogate Court Judge from 1904 to 1910. He died unexpectedly at Grand Central Station.

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  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 18 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15803349
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph McCrum Belford (5 Aug 1852–3 May 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15803349, citing Riverhead Cemetery, Riverhead, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .