John Holroyd BAGLEY, Jr., Congress, NY (1832-1902)


BAGLEY, John Holroyd, Jr., a Representative from New York; born in Hudson, Columbia County, N.Y., November 26, 1832; attended the common schools; went to California in 1851 and engaged in mining and other pursuits; returned to New York and engaged in steamboating on the Hudson River; settled in Catskill, Greene County, N.Y., and engaged in mercantile pursuits and the manufacture of leather; supervisor of the town of Catskill 1860-1864; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); was not a candidate for renomination in 1876; resumed his former mercantile pursuits; elected to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); chairman, Committee on Manufactures (Forty-eighth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1884; engaged in banking and the insurance business and also served as vice president of the Catskill Mountain Railway Co.; trustee of the village of Catskill; member of the State assembly in 1888; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress; died in Catskill, N.Y., October 23, 1902; interment in the Village Cemetery.

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