Joseph Aloysius GOULDEN, Congress, NY (1844-1915)


GOULDEN, Joseph Aloysius, a Representative from New York; born in Littlestown, Adams County, Pa., August 1, 1844; attended the common schools; served in the Marine Corps in 1864 and 1865; member of the board of managers at the State reformatory, Morganza, Pa.; moved to New York City; commissioner and trustee of public schools for ten years; member of board of trustees of the soldiersâ home, Bath, N.Y.; secretary and member of the New York City commission that erected the soldiersâ and sailorsâ monument on Riverside Drive; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1911); declined to be a candidate for reelection; engaged in the insurance business in New York City; elected to the Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth Congresses and served from March 4, 1913, until his death in Philadelphia, Pa., May 3, 1915; interment in St. Josephâs Cemetery, Taneytown, Md.

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