Frederick A. Tallmadge

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Frederick A. Tallmadge, New York Congressman

Frederick Augustus Tallmadge (August 29, 1792 – September 17, 1869 ) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.

Life[edit]

He was born on August 29, 1792, in Litchfield, Connecticut, the son of Benjamin Tallmadge (1754–1835). He graduated from Yale College in 1811. Then he studied law at Litchfield Law School, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in New York City in 1813. He fought as a captain in the War of 1812.

He was a member of the Board of Aldermen in 1834 and, under the new city charter, of the Common Council in 1836. He was a member of the New York State Senate (1st D.) from 1837 to 1840, sitting in the 60th, 61st, 62nd and 63rd New York State Legislatures. He was Recorder of New York City from 1841 to 1846, and from 1848 to 1851.

He was elected as a Whig to the 30th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1847, to March 3, 1849. He was Superintendent of the Metropolitan Police from 1857 to 1862. In 1861, he ran on the "Independent People's" ticket for Canal Commissioner but was defeated by Democrat William W. Wright. He was Clerk of the New York Court of Appeals from 1863 to 1865, elected in 1862 on the Democratic/Constitutional Union ticket. Afterwards he resumed the practice of law in New York City.

He died on September 17, 1869, at the home of his daughter in Litchfield, Connecticut;[1] and was buried at the East Cemetery there.

Member of the Continental Congress and signer of the Declaration of Independence William Floyd (1734–1821) was his grandfather. His son, Frederick Samuel Tallmadge (c.1823–1904), was president of the New York Society of the Sons of the Revolution from 1884 until his death in 1904.[2]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ OBITUARY; Hon. Frederick A. Talimadge in the New York Times on September 18, 1869
  2. ^ DIED; TALLMADGE in the New York Times on June 22, 1904

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New York State Senate
Preceded by
Myndert Van Schaick
New York State Senate
First District (Class 2)

1837–1840
Succeeded by
John B. Scott
Legal offices
Preceded by
Robert H. Morris
Recorder of New York City
1841–1846
Succeeded by
John B. Scott
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas M. Woodruff
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th congressional district

1847 - 1849
Succeeded by
George Briggs
Legal offices
Preceded by
John B. Scott
Recorder of New York City
1849–1851
Succeeded by
Francis R. Tillou
Preceded by
Charles Hughes
Clerk of the Court of Appeals
1863–1865
Succeeded by
Patrick H. Jones