John HAMMOND, Congress, NY (1827-1889)


HAMMOND, John, a Representative from New York; born at Crown Point, Essex County, N.Y., August 17, 1827; attended the public schools and St. Albans Academy, St. Albans, Vt.; was graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.; pioneer in California in 1849; volunteered as a private in the Civil War; promoted to captain of Cavalry and advanced to brigadier general; a manufacturer of iron for twenty-five years; president of the Crown Point Iron Co.; elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1883); was not a candidate for renomination; retired from business; died at Crown Point, N.Y., May 28, 1889; interment in Forest Dale Cemetery.

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