Edwin Atkins Merritt
He was the son of Nodiah Merritt and Relief (Parker) Merritt. He was a member from St. Lawrence County of the New York State Assembly (St. Lawrence Co., 2nd D.) in 1860 and 1861. He served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
Merritt was Collector of the Port of New York from 1878 to 1881, appointed as a part of President Rutherford B. Hayes's attempt to reform the civil service there. Merritt served as U.S. Consul General in London from 1882 to 1885. Returning to New York, he served as President of the Board of trustees of St. Lawrence University for several years.
His son Edwin Albert Merritt was a Congressman from New York.
- "General Edwin A. Merritt". New York Times. December 27, 1916. Retrieved November 21, 2010.
- "Index to Politicians: Merritt". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved November 21, 2010.
Chester A. Arthur
|Collector of the Port of New York
1878 - 1881
William H. Robertson