Burt Van Horn

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Burt Van Horn (October 28, 1823 – April 1, 1896) was a United States Representative from New York during the American Civil War.


Born in Newfane, he was raised on a farm. He attended the common schools, Yates Academy in Orleans County, and Hamilton College (now Colgate University) in Hamilton. He engaged in agricultural pursuits in Niagara County and later in the manufacture of cloth.

Van Horn was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1858 to 1860, and was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress, holding office from March 4, 1861 to March 3, 1863. He was elected to the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1865 to March 3, 1869; he was not a candidate for renomination in 1868.

He moved to Lockport in 1867, where he resumed farming and was also engaged in the loaning of money. He was collector of internal revenue at Rochester from 1877 to 1882. In 1896 he died in Lockport; interment was in Glenwood Cemetery.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edwin R. Reynolds
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 31st congressional district

Succeeded by
Reuben E. Fenton
Preceded by
Augustus Frank
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 29th congressional district

Succeeded by
John Fisher