BELMONT, Oliver Hazard Perry, (1858 - 1908)


Campaign button, 1900, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

BELMONT, Oliver Hazard Perry, (brother of Perry Belmont), a Representative from New York; born in New York City November 12, 1858; attended St. Paul’s School, Concord, N.H., and was graduated from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., June 10, 1880; was commissioned as a midshipman and served until June 1, 1881, when he resigned; at one time a member of the banking firm of August Belmont & Co., New York City; became publisher of the Verdict, a weekly paper; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1900; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1903); was not a candidate for renomination in 1902; died in Hempstead, N.Y., on June 10, 1908; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City.