John Henry STARIN, Congress, NY (1825-1909)


STARIN, John Henry, (grandson of Thomas Sammons), a Representative from New York; born in Sammonsville, Fulton County (then a part of Montgomery County), N.Y., August 27, 1825; pursued an academic course in Esperance, N.Y.; began the study of medicine in 1842; established and conducted a drug and medicine business in Fultonville 1845-1858; postmaster of Fultonville, N.Y., 1848-1852; founder and president of the Starin City River & Harbor Transportation Co.; director of the North River Bank, New York City, and the Mohawk River National Bank; also interested in agriculture and stock raising; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1881); president of Fultonville National Bank 1883-1909; engaged in railroading; member of the New York City Rapid Transit Commission; died in New York City March 21, 1909; interment in Starin mausoleum, Fultonville Cemetery, Fultonville, N.Y.

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