Theodore M. Pomeroy

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(31 December, 1824 -- 23 March, 1905) Pomeroy was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Cayuga, N.Y., Pomeroy studied law and wad admitted to the bar in 1846. Pomeroy was the district attorney of Cayuga County (1850-1856) and was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses. During the Fortieth Congress he was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives on the last day of the session, March 3rd, 1869, serving for only one day. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at]

Member of New York Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, New York Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, New York Delegation—The Road to Civil War, New York Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65.

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