Truman Adams MERRIMAN, Congress, NY (1839-1892)


MERRIMAN, Truman Adams, a Representative from New York; born in Auburn, N.Y., September 5, 1839; attended the Auburn Academy and was graduated from Hobart College, Geneva, N.Y., in 1861; entered the Union Army in September 1861 as captain of a company which he had raised and which was attached to the Ninety-second Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry; was mustered out as a lieutenant colonel in December 1864; studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1867; moved to New York City and worked as a journalist in 1871; president of the New York Press Club in 1882, 1883, and 1884; elected as an Independent Democrat to the Forty-ninth Congress and reelected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1889); was not a candidate for renomination in 1888, died in New York City April 16, 1892; interment in Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, N.Y.

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