LAFLIN, Addison Henry, (1823 - 1878)


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LAFLIN, Addison Henry, a Representative from New York; born in Lee, Berkshire County, Mass., October 24, 1823; attended the common schools; was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1843; went to Herkimer County, N.Y., in 1849 and became interested in paper making; member of the State senate in 1858 and 1859; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth, Fortieth, and Forty-first Congresses (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1871); was not a candidate for renomination; delegate to the Republican State convention in 1867; appointed by President Grant to be naval officer at the port of New York April 3, 1871, and served until 1877, when he resigned; died in Pittsfield, Mass., September 24, 1878; interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, N.Y.