PUGSLEY, Cornelius Amory

PUGSLEY, Cornelius Amory
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1850–1936

Biography

PUGSLEY, Cornelius Amory, a Representative from New York; born in Peekskill, Westchester County, N.Y., July 17, 1850; attended the public schools and was instructed in higher education by a private tutor; clerk and assistant postmaster 1867-1870; engaged in the banking business in 1870; president of the board of trustees of the Peekskill Military Academy; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1903); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1902 to the Fifty-eighth Congress; resumed banking in Peekskill; president general of the Sons of the American Revolution in 1906 and 1907; delegate to the National Democratic Convention in 1908; president of the New York State Bankers' Association in 1913; president of the Westchester County National Bank, Peekskill, N.Y.; member of the Westchester County Park Commission; died in Peekskill, N.Y., on September 10, 1936; interment in Raymond Hill Cemetery, Carmel, N.Y.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Peekskill Museum

Peekskill, NY
Papers: In the Scrapbook Collection, 1886-1967, approximately 10 linear feet. The collection includes three volumes on the political career of Cornelius A. Pugsley (1850-1936), Peekskill banker and civic leader, 1903-1904.

Yale University Library
Manuscripts and Archives

New Haven, CT
Papers: In the Chauncey Mitchell Depew Papers, 1880-1928, 6 linear feet. Subjects include Cornelius Amory Pugsley.
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