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Henry Jarvis Raymond (Congressional Biographical Directory)


“Raymond, Henry Jarvis,” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present,

RAYMOND, Henry Jarvis, a Representative from New York; born in Lima, Livingston County, N.Y., January 24, 1820; attended the common schools; was graduated from the University of Vermont at Burlington in 1840; moved to New York City and studied law; engaged in journalism; was connected with the New York Tribune 1841-1848, with the Courier and Enquirer 1848-1850, and with Harper’s Magazine in 1850; member of the State assembly in 1850 and 1851 and served as speaker in the latter year; established the New York Times in 1851; delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1852; Lieutenant Governor of New York in 1854; declined a renomination; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860; again a member of the State assembly in 1862 and served as speaker; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1867); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1866; resumed newspaper activities with the New York Times; died in New York City June 18, 1869; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
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