GOODRICH, Milo, (1814 - 1881)


Image courtesy of Library of Congress

GOODRICH, Milo, a Representative from New York; born in East Homer, Cortland County, N.Y., January 3, 1814; moved with his parents to Cortlandville, N.Y., in 1816; attended the South Cortland district school, Cortland Academy, Homer, N.Y., and Oberlin College, Ohio; taught school in New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Worcester, Mass., in 1840, and practiced for two years in Beloit, Wis.; returned to New York and settled in Dryden in 1844; postmaster of Dryden from October 2, 1849, to June 25, 1853; member of the State constitutional convention in 1867 and 1868; elected as a Republican to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1873); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1872 to the Forty-third Congress; resumed the practice of law; moved to Auburn, N.Y., in 1875 and continued the practice of law; died in Auburn, N.Y., April 15, 1881; interment in Green Hills Cemetery, Dryden, N.Y.