Reuben E. Fenton

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(4 July, 1819 -- 25 August, 1885) Fenton was an American lawyer, businessman, and politician. Born in Chautauqua County, N.Y., Fenton was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress and subsequently elected to the Thirty-fifth and to the three succeeding Congresses when he resigned to serve as Governor of New York. Afterwards, Fenton was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4th, 1869, until March 3rd, 1875. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of New York Delegation—The Road to Civil War, New York Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65.

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