Thomas Schmeck FLOOD, Congress, NY (1844-1908)


FLOOD, Thomas Schmeck, a Representative from New York; born in Lodi, Seneca County, N.Y., April 12, 1844; attended the common schools and Elmira Free Academy; studied medicine, but did not practice; engaged in the drug business; moved to Pennsylvania and founded the town of Dubois; first postmaster of Dubois; returned to Elmira, N.Y.; member of the Board of Aldermen of Elmira in 1882 and 1883; president of the Chemung County Agricultural Society in 1884 and 1885; engaged in agricultural pursuits and lumbering; elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891); chairman, Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Fifty-first Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1890; engaged in the real estate business; died, while on a visit, in Pittsburgh, Pa., on October 28, 1908; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, N.Y.

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