Hiram GRAY, Congress, NY (1801-1890)


GRAY, Hiram, a Representative from New York; born in Salem, Washington County, N.Y., July 10, 1801; attended Salem Academy; was graduated from Union College in 1821; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1823 and practiced in Elmira, N.Y., 1825-1828; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1839); appointed by Gov. Silas Wright circuit judge and vice chancellor of the sixth judicial district of New York in 1846; elected justice of the supreme court of New York in 1847; reelected in 1851 and served until 1860; commissioner of appeals 1870-1875; resumed the practice of law; died in Elmira, N.Y., May 6, 1890; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present