POMEROY, Theodore Medad

POMEROY, Theodore Medad
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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POMEROY, Theodore Medad, a Representative from New York; born in Cayuga, N.Y., December 31, 1824; attended the common schools and Munro Collegiate Institute, Elbridge, N.Y.; was graduated from Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y., in 1842; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1846 and commenced practice in Auburn, N.Y.; district attorney of Cayuga County 1850-1856; member of the State assembly in 1857; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1860 and 1876, and served as temporary chairman of the latter convention; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1869); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Thirty-eighth Congress), Committee on Banking and Currency (Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses); during the Fortieth Congress was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives on the last day of the session, March 3, 1869, serving one day only; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1868; first vice president and general counsel of the American Express Co. in 1868; engaged in banking in Auburn, N.Y., after 1870; mayor of Auburn in 1875 and 1876; member of the State senate in 1878 and 1879; died in Auburn, N.Y., March 23, 1905; interment in Fort Hill Cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

Duke University Library

Durham, NC
Papers: In Alonzo G. Beardsley records of law firms in Auburn, NY, 1787-1897. 1,596 items and 1 volume. Pomeroy papers chiefly on Republican politics and patronage in upstate New York. Card index in library.

University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection

Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: 1862-1864. 5 items. Letters from constituents about Army politics.

University of Rochester Library

Rochester, NY
Papers: 1861-1868. ca. 500 items. Correspondence, chiefly constituent. Unpublished register in repository.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Pomeroy, Robert Watson. A Sketch of the Life of Theodore Medad Pomeroy, 1824-1905. [N.p., 1910?]

Pomeroy, Theodore Medad. Payment of Interest Upon the Funded Debt in Coin Essential to Preserve the National Credit. [Washington: Scammell & Co., printers, 1862].

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