RUMSEY, David, (1810 - 1883)


RUMSEY, David, a Representative from New York; born in Salem, Washington County, N.Y., December 25, 1810; attended school at Auburn, N.Y., and Hobart College at Geneva, N.Y.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1831 and commenced practice in Bath, N.Y.; surrogate of Steuben County 1840-1844; held many local offices; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Congresses (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1851); delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1867; member of the commission to propose amendments to the State constitution in 1872; appointed in 1873 as an associate justice of the State supreme court to fill a vacancy; elected to the same office in the fall of that year; died in Bath, Steuben County, N.Y., March 12, 1883; interment in private cemetery on the Rumsey place.