WALDEN, Hiram, (1800 - 1880)


WALDEN, Hiram, a Representative from New York; born in Pawlet, Vt., August 21, 1800; attended the district schools; moved to Berne, Albany County, N.Y., in 1818 and to Waldenville, Schoharie County, N.Y., in 1821; engaged in the manufacture of axes; major general of militia; member of the State assembly in 1836; was one of the supervisors of the town of Wright in 1842; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851); chairman, Committee on Patents (Thirty-first Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1850 to the Thirty-second Congress; resumed his former manufacturing pursuits; was also employed in the customhouse in New York City; lived in retirement until his death in Waldenville, N.Y., July 21, 1880; interment in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berne, Albany County, N.Y.