Orville HUNGERFORD, Congress, NY (1790-1851)


HUNGERFORD, Orville, a Representative from New York; born in Farmington, Hartford County, Conn., October 29, 1790; attended the public schools; moved with his father to Watertown, N.Y., in 1804; clerked in a store at Burrville, N.Y., and subsequently engaged in mercantile pursuits at Watertown; cashier of the Jefferson County National Bank at Watertown 1820-1833; served as its president 1834-1845, and was a director at the time of his death; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1847); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1846 to the Thirtieth Congress; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for State comptroller in 1847; elected president of the Watertown & Rome Railroad Co. in 1847, in which capacity he served until his death in Watertown, N.Y., April 6, 1851; interment in Brookside Cemetery.

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