Delano, Columbus

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Full name
Columbus Delano
Place of Birth
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Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
Occupation
Politician
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Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Political Parties
Whig
Republican
Government
Johnson Administration (1865-69)
Grant Administration (1869-77)
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Columbus Delano (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
DELANO, Columbus, a Representative from Ohio; born in Shoreham, Vt., June 4, 1809; moved with his parents to Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio, in 1817; pursued an academic course; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1831 and commenced practice in Mount Vernon; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); was not a candidate for renomination in 1846; unsuccessful candidate for the nomination for Governor at the Whig State convention in 1847; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860 and 1864; served as State commissary general of Ohio in 1861; unsuccessful candidate by two votes for the United States Senate in 1862; member of the State house of representatives in 1863; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1867); chairman, Committee on Claims (Thirty-ninth Congress); successfully contested the election of George W. Morgan to the Fortieth Congress and served from June 3, 1868, to March 3, 1869; was not a candidate for renomination in 1868; Commissioner of Internal Revenue from March 11, 1869, to October 31, 1870; appointed Secretary of the Interior by President Grant on November 1, 1870, which position he held until October 19, 1875, when he resigned; retired to his farm near Mount Vernon, Ohio; president of the First National Bank of Mount Vernon until his death in Mount Vernon, Ohio, October 23, 1896; interment in Mount View Cemetery.
"Delano, Columbus," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=D000214.
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