Thomas Raymond HORTON, Congress, NY (1822-1894)


HORTON, Thomas Raymond, a Representative from New York; born in Fultonville, Montgomery County, N.Y., in April 1822; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; member of the board of trustees of Fultonville in 1848; clerk of the board of supervisors of Montgomery County for six years; justice of the peace eight years; editor and publisher of the Amsterdam (N.Y.) Recorder 1841-1857; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); was not a candidate for renomination in 1856; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860; during the Civil War served as adjutant of the One Hundred and Fifteenth Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, 1862-1864; editor and publisher of the Montgomery County Republican; died in Fultonville, N.Y., July 26, 1894; interment in the Village Cemetery.

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