SCHERMERHORN, Abraham Maus, (1791 - 1855)


SCHERMERHORN, Abraham Maus, a Representative from New York; born in Schenectady, N.Y., December 11, 1791; completed preparatory studies and was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, in 1810; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1812; moved to Rochester, N.Y., in 1813; engaged in banking; supervisor of Rochester in 1834; mayor in 1837; member of State assembly in 1848; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1853); died at Savin Rock, near New Haven, Conn., August 22, 1855; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, N.Y.