TODD, Albert May, (1850 - 1931)


Campaign button, 1896-1898, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

TODD, Albert May, a Representative from Michigan; born near Nottawa, St. Joseph County, Mich., June 3, 1850; attended the district school and was graduated from Sturgis (Mich.) High School; studied at Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.; moved to Kalamazoo, Mich.; engaged in business as a manufacturing chemist; unsuccessful Prohibition candidate for Governor in 1894; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1899); unsuccessful Democratic candidate for reelection in 1898 to the Fifty-sixth Congress; resumed his former manufacturing pursuits in Kalamazoo; founded a museum of art and a library of ten thousand rare books and illuminated manuscripts; died in Kalamazoo, Mich., October 6, 1931; interment in Mountain Home Cemetery.