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  • ID: I372257
  • Name: Washington HUNT
  • RELA: 6th cousin 5x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 5 AUG 1811 in Windham, Greene Co., NY
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York BET 4 MAR 1843 AND 3 MAR 1849
  • Event: Elected Governor of New York BET 1 JAN 1851 AND 31 DEC 1852
  • Death: 2 FEB 1867 in New York, NY
  • Title: Gov.
  • Event: Pic Gov. Washington Hunt
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    HUNT, Washington, a Representative from New York; born in Windham, Greene County, N.Y., August 5, 1811; moved with his parents to Portage, Livingston County, N.Y., in 1818; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1834 and commenced practice in Lockport, N.Y.; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1836 to the Twenty-fifth Congress; appointed judge of the court of common pleas of Niagara County and served from January 30, 1836, to February 4, 1841; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth, Twenty- ninth, and Thirtieth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1849); chairman, Committee on Commerce (Thirtieth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1848; comptroller of New York in 1849 and 1850; Governor of the State 1850-1852; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; retired to his farm near Lockport; temporary chairman of the Whig National Convention in 1856; was tendered the Democratic nomination for Vice President in 1860 but declined; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1864; died in New York City February 2, 1867; interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Lockport, N.Y.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Sanford HUNT b: 17 APR 1777 in Coventry, Tolland Co., CT
    Mother: Fanny ROSE b: 4 JAN 1779

    Marriage 1 Mary H. WALLBRIDGE
    • Married: 20 NOV 1834

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