US Con -Ward, Elijah - U.S. Congressman, NY

Elijah Ward:
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Born: September 16, 1816
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Birthplace: Sing Sing (Ossining) New York
Father: Israel Ward 1763 – 1837
Mother: Sarah Russell 1772 – 1863

Wife: Ellen Eliza Smith 1822 – 1893
(Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery Bronx New York)

Children: Unknown



Political Party: Democratic Party


Education:

Attended New York University Law School

Occupation before War:
1843 – 1853: Attorney in New York City New York
1853 – 1855: New York State Judge Advocate General
1855 – 1857: Attorney in New York City New York
1856: New York Delegate to Democratic Party National Convention
1857 – 1859: United States Congressman from New York
1857 – 1859: Member of House District of Columbia Committee
1858: Unsuccessful Candidate for reelection to U.S. Congress
1859 – 1861: Attorney in New York City New York

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1865: United States Congressman from New York
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1861 – 1863: Member of House Interstate and Foreign Commerce
1863–1865: Ranking Member House interstate and Foreign Commerce
1863 – 1865: Member of House Roads and Canals Committee
1864: Unsuccessful Candidate for Reelection to U.S. Congress
1865: Voted against the 13th​ Amendment to U.S. Constitution


Occupation after War:
1865 – 1875: Attorney in New York City New York
1875 – 1877: United States Congressman from New York
1875 – 1877: Member of House Interstate and Foreign Commerce
1876: Unsuccessful Candidate for reelection to U.S. Congress
1877 – 1882: Attorney in New York City New York


Died:
February 7, 1882
Place of Death: Roslyn New York
Age at time of Death: 65 years old
Burial Place:
Woodlawn Cemetery Bronx New York
 
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