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John Godfrey Schumaker

  • Birth 27 Jun 1826 Claverack, Columbia County, New York, USA
  • Death 23 Nov 1905 Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
  • Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
  • Plot Section 140 - Plot 24532
  • Memorial ID 3923

US Congressman. Born in Claverack, New York, he graduated from Lenox Academy Massachusetts, studied law and was admitted in 1847. He moved to Brooklyn, New York, in 1853, open a legal office, was District Attorney for Kings County, (1856-59), corporation counsel for the City of Brooklyn, (1862-64) and a member of the New York State constitutional conventions, (1862, 1867, 1894). In 1869, he was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-first Congress, served until 1871 and was again elected to the Forty-third and Forty-fourth Congresses, serving (1873-77). Not a candidate for re-nomination, he resumed the practice of law until his death at age 79 in Brooklyn, New York.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 7 Nov 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3923
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Godfrey Schumaker (27 Jun 1826–23 Nov 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3923, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .