SHELDON, Porter, (1831 - 1908)


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SHELDON, Porter, a Representative from New York; born in Victor, Ontario County, N.Y., on September 29, 1831; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1854 at Batavia, N.Y., and commenced practice in Randolph, Cattaraugus County, N.Y.; moved to Rockford, Ill., in 1857 and continued the practice of law; member of the Illinois constitutional convention in 1861; returned to Jamestown, N.Y., in 1865 and continued the practice of law; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1871); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1870; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y., on August 15, 1908; interment in Lakeview Cemetery.