William Augustus DARLING, Congress, NY (1817-1895)


DARLING, William Augustus, a Representative from New York; born in Newark, N.J., December 27, 1817; attended the public schools; moved to New York City, where he was employed as a clerk and afterwards engaged in the wholesale grocery business; director of the Mercantile Library Association; served eleven years as a private and officer in the New York National Guard; deputy receiver of taxes for the city of New York 1847-1854; served as president of the Third Avenue Railroad 1854-1865; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1867); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1866 to the Fortieth Congress; unsuccessful candidate for mayor of New York City in 1866; served as collector of internal revenue for the ninth district of New York from April 26, 1869, to April 17, 1871, and as appraiser from April 18, 1871, to April 1, 1876; engaged in banking and served as president of the Murray Hill Bank; died in New York City May 26, 1895; interment in Trinity Cemetery.

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