Orestes Cleveland


Orestes Cleveland

Duanesburg, Schenectady County, New York, USA
Death 30 Mar 1896 (aged 67)
Norwich, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Burial* Norwich, Windsor County, Vermont, USA

* This is the original burial site

Memorial ID 6892694 View Source
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US Congressman. He moved to Jersey City, New Jersey, in 1845, where he became involved in the manufacture of black lead, stove polish and pencils. He was a member of the board of aldermen of Jersey City, (1861-62) and was Mayor of Jersey City, (1864-66). In 1869, he was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-first Congress, serving until 1871. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he was once again Mayor of Jersey City (1886-91), plus was one of the organizers and first president of the board of trade of Jersey City.

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  • Added: 29 Oct 2002
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Orestes Cleveland (2 Mar 1829–30 Mar 1896), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6892694, citing Fairview Cemetery, Norwich, Windsor County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .