|Oil on canvas, George L. Clough, 1921, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives |
POMEROY, Theodore Medad, a Representative from New York; born in Cayuga, N.Y., December 31,
1824; attended the common schools and Munro Collegiate Institute, Elbridge,
N.Y.; was graduated from Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y., in 1842; studied law;
was admitted to the bar in 1846 and commenced practice in Auburn, N.Y.;
district attorney of Cayuga County 1850-1856; member of the State assembly in
1857; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1860 and 1876, and
served as temporary chairman of the latter convention; elected as a Republican
to the Thirty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4,
1861-March 3, 1869); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office
Department (Thirty-eighth Congress), Committee on Banking and Currency
(Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses); during the Fortieth Congress was
elected Speaker of the House of Representatives on the last day of the session,
March 3, 1869, serving one day only; declined to be a candidate for
renomination in 1868; first vice president and general counsel of the American
Express Co. in 1868; engaged in banking in Auburn, N.Y., after 1870; mayor of
Auburn in 1875 and 1876; member of the State senate in 1878 and 1879; died in
Auburn, N.Y., March 23, 1905; interment in Fort Hill Cemetery.
BibliographyPomeroy, Robert Watson.
A Sketch of the Life of Theodore Medad Pomeroy, 1824-1905.