John Hardy (US politician)

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John Hardy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 9th district
In office
December 5, 1881 - March 3, 1885
Preceded by Fernando Wood
Succeeded by Joseph Pulitzer
Personal details
Born September 19, 1835
Scotland
Died December 9, 1913(1913-12-09) (aged 78)
New York City, New York
Political party Democratic

John Hardy (September 19, 1835 – December 9, 1913) was a United States Representative from New York.

Hardy was born in Scotland on September 19, 1835, he immigrated to the United States in 1839 with his parents, who settled in New York City. He attended the public schools and graduated from the College of the City of New York in 1853; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1861 and commenced practice in New York City; member of the New York State Assembly (New York Co., 11th D.) in 1861; member of the board of aldermen of New York City in 1863, 1864, and 1867–1869; clerk of the common council in 1870 and 1871; chief clerk in the office of the mayor in 1877 and 1878; elected as a Democrat to the 47th United States Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Fernando Wood; reelected to the 48th United States Congress and served from December 5, 1881, until March 3, 1885; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1884; resumed the practice of law in New York City and died there December 9, 1913; interment in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Fernando Wood
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 9th congressional district

1881–1885
Succeeded by
Joseph Pulitzer

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