Truman A. Merriman

Last updated
Truman A. Merriman
Truman A. Merriman (New York Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives
from New York's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1885 March 3, 1889
Preceded by Orlando B. Potter
Succeeded by John Quinn
Personal details
Born
Truman Adams Merrimam

(1839-09-05)September 5, 1839
Auburn, New York, U.S.
DiedApril 16, 1892(1892-04-16) (aged 52)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Resting place Fort Hill Cemetery

Truman Adams Merriman (September 5, 1839 – April 16, 1892) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Biography

He was born on September 5, 1839 in Auburn, New York. Merriman attended Auburn Academy, and in 1861 he graduated from Hobart College in Geneva, New York.

He entered the Union Army in September 1861 as a captain, commanding a company which he had raised as part of the 92nd New York Volunteer Infantry. He took part in several battles, including the Fair Oaks, Seven Days, and Petersburg. He was wounded at Petersburg, and was mustered out as a lieutenant colonel in December, 1864.

He studied law with Charles J. Folger and was admitted to the bar in 1867. He moved to New York City in 1871 and worked as a journalist for The Sun . He served as president of the New York Press Club in 1882, 1883, and 1884.

Merriman was elected as an Independent (non-Tammany) Democrat to the Forty-ninth Congress and reelected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth Congress (March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1888.

He died in New York City April 16, 1892, and was interred at Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn.

Related Research Articles

Truman Smith American politician (1791-1884)

Truman Smith was a Whig member of the United States Senate from Connecticut from 1849 to 1854 and a member of the United States House of Representatives from Connecticut's 4th and 5th congressional districts from 1839 to 1843 and from 1845 to 1849. He also served in the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1831 to 1832, and in 1834.

Graham N. Fitch Union Army officer and politician

Graham Newell Fitch was a United States Representative and Senator from Indiana, as well as a brigade commander in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Clinton D. MacDougall Union Army officer, postmaster, politician

Clinton Dugald MacDougall was a United States Representative from New York.

Nathaniel B. Eldredge Union Army officer, politician

Nathaniel Buel Eldredge was a physician, infantry officer, lawyer, sheriff, and ultimately a two-term Democratic congressman from the State of Michigan.

Harrison H. Wheeler American politician

Harrison H. Wheeler was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan.

Orestes Cleveland American politician (1829-1896)

Orestes Cleveland, Sr. was an American manufacturer and Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 5th congressional district from 1869 to 1871, and served two separate stints as Mayor of Jersey City.

Colin Macrae Ingersoll was a Connecticut attorney, politician, and military leader. He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives for two terms in the 1850s.

Martin Joseph Wade American judge

Martin Joseph Wade was a United States Representative from Iowa and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa.

Walter C. Newberry U.S. Representative from Illinois

Walter Cass Newberry was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Thomas B. Ward American politician

Thomas Bayless Ward was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

Alfred Wells was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Christopher Morgan (politician) American politician

Christopher Morgan was an American attorney and politician from Auburn, New York. He was most notable for his service as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1839 to 1843.

Daniel T. Jones American politician

Daniel Terryll Jones was a physician, an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York.

Stephen Banks Leonard was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Theron Rudd Strong was an American lawyer and politician from New York,

William Henry Noble was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Truman Harrison Hoag was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

William E. Haynes Union Army officer, politicians

William Elisha Haynes was a U.S. Representative from Ohio, cousin of George William Palmer.

John Hardy was a United States Representative from New York.

Francis Everod Rives was a U.S. Representative from Virginia. Born in Prince George County, near Petersburg, Virginia, Rives completed preparatory studies. He also served in the state militia during the War of 1812, stationed in Norfolk. Rives married Eliza Jane Pegram Rives (1802–1874), who survived him and bore several children, including a daughter, Mary Chieves Rives Frazer (1821–1851).

References

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Orlando B. Potter
Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 11th congressional district

1885–1889
Succeeded by
John Quinn

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates  public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov .