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Roscoe Conkling
Roscoe Conkling

  • Born 3 October 1829 - Albany, Albany Co., NY
  • Deceased 18 April 1888 - Albany, Albany Co., NY,aged 58 years old
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CONKLING, Roscoe, (son of Alfred Conkling and brother of Frederick Augustus Conkling), a Representative and a Senator from New York; born in Albany, N.Y., October 30, 1829; moved with his parents to Auburn, N.Y., in 1839; completed an academic course; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1850 and commenced practice in Utica, N.Y.; district attorney for Oneida County in 1850; mayor of Utica 1858; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1863); chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Thirty-seventh Congress); unsuccessful candidate in 1862 for reelection; elected to the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses and served from March 4, 1865, until he resigned to become Senator, effective March 4, 1867; elected in 1867 as a Republican to the United States Senate; reelected in 1873 and again in 1879 and served from March 4, 1867, until May 16, 1881, when he resigned as a protest against the federal appointments made in New York State; was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by his own resignation; chairman, Committee on Revision of the Laws of the United States (Fortieth through Forty-third Congresses), Committee on Commerce (Forty-fourth, Forty-fifth, and Forty-seventh Congresses), Committee on Engrossed Bills (Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses); resumed the practice of law in New York City; declined to accept a nomination to the United States Supreme Court in 1882; died in New York City, on April 18, 1888; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery, Utica, N.Y.
--- Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress

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                                                                             _____|16_Lewis Conkling ca 1672-1746
                                                   _____|8_Cineus Conkling 1718-1810
                                                  /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|17_Mary Stratton ca 1676-1752
                         _____|4_Benjamin N. Conkling 1757-1832
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                       /                          ¯¯¯¯¯|9_Clemence Ayers 1715..1730-
|2_Alfred Conkling 1789-1874
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|                     \                           _____|10_Jacob Hand ca 1733-
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|                       ¯¯¯¯¯|5_Esther Hand 1764-
|                                                \                          _____|22_William Conkling ca 1692-ca 1761
|                                                 ¯¯¯¯¯|11_Abigail Conkling /1736-1805
|                                                                           ¯¯¯¯¯|23_Ruth Hedges ca 1698-1783
|--1_Roscoe Conkling, Sen. 1829-1888
|                       _____|6_James Cockburn
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|3_Elizabeth Cockburn 1791-
                       \                           _____|14_Hendrick Frey, Col.
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                         ¯¯¯¯¯|7_Margaret Frey
                                                   ¯¯¯¯¯|15_? ?