FERDON, John William, (1826 - 1884)

FERDON, John William, a Representative from New York; born in Piermont, Rockland County, N.Y., December 13, 1826; was graduated from Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N.J., in 1847; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; member of the State assembly in 1855; served in the State senate in 1856 and 1857; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864 and 1876; elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1881); died in Monmouth Beach, N.J., on August 5, 1884; interment in private cemetery on the Ferdon estate in Piermont, N.Y.