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BAGLEY, John Holroyd, Jr.



BAGLEY, John Holroyd, Jr., a Representative from New York; born in Hudson, Columbia County, N.Y., November 26, 1832; attended the common schools; went to California in 1851 and engaged in mining and other pursuits; returned to New York and engaged in steamboating on the Hudson River; settled in Catskill, Greene County, N.Y., and engaged in mercantile pursuits and the manufacture of leather; supervisor of the town of Catskill 1860-1864; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); was not a candidate for renomination in 1876; resumed his former mercantile pursuits; elected to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); chairman, Committee on Manufactures (Forty-eighth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1884; engaged in banking and the insurance business and also served as vice president of the Catskill Mountain Railway Co.; trustee of the village of Catskill; member of the State assembly in 1888; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress; died in Catskill, N.Y., October 23, 1902; interment in the Village Cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

Greene County Historical Society
Jessie Van Vechten Vedder Memorial Library

Coxsackie, NY
Papers: In the George W. Bagley Collection, 1816-1937, 0.3 cubic foot. Includes legal papers of John H. Bagley, Jr., 1868-1914, and an autograph book kept while he was a member of the U.S. Congress, 1883-1885.
Papers: In the scrapbook collection of the Greene County Historical Society, 1837-1985, 102 volumes. Subjects include Rep. John H. Bagley. An item list is available to the scrapbooks.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Bagley, John Holroyd. Tariff. [Washington: Government Printing Office, 1884].

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