John Hugh GRAHAM, Congress, NY (1835-1895)


GRAHAM, John Hugh, a Representative from New York; born in Belfast, Ireland, April 1, 1835; immigrated in 1836 to the United States with his parents, who settled in Brooklyn, N.Y.; attended the public schools of Brooklyn; during the Civil War recruited Company A, Fifth Regiment, Heavy Artillery, New York Volunteers, and served three years as its captain; for gallant and meritorious services at Harpers Ferry and in the Shenandoah Valley, Va., was commissioned major and brevetted lieutenant colonel; after the war engaged in the hardware business in Brooklyn, N.Y.; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1895); was not a candidate for renomination in 1894; died in Brooklyn, N.Y., on July 11, 1895; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

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