Gurdon S. Mumford

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Gurdon Saltonstall Mumford (January 29, 1764 - April 30, 1831) was a United States Representative from New York.

Born in New London, Connecticut, he attended the common schools and was a private secretary to Benjamin Franklin during the latter part of his official residence in Paris. He returned with Franklin to America in 1785 and settled in New York City. He became associated with his brothers in the commission business in 1791, and was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Representative-elect Daniel D. Tompkins. He was reelected to the Tenth and Eleventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1805 to March 3, 1811. While in the House, he was chairman of the Committee on Commerce and Manufactures (Ninth Congress).

Mumford was a presidential elector in 1812 and voted for Dewitt Clinton and Jared Ingersoll.

He was elected director of the Bank of New York the same year, and opened a broker's office in Wall Street in 1813 and was one of the founders of the New York Exchange. He died in New York City; interment was in Old Collegiate Dutch Church Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joshua Sands,
George Clinton, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York

2nd and 3rd District
1805 - 1809
with George Clinton, Jr.
Succeeded by
Gurdon S. Mumford,
William Denning,
Jonathan Fisk
Preceded by
Gurdon S. Mumford,
George Clinton, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 2nd congressional district

1809 - 1811
with William Denning and Samuel L. Mitchill
Succeeded by
William Paulding, Jr.,
Samuel L. Mitchill