Philo C. Fuller

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Philo C. Fuller

Philo Case Fuller (August 14, 1787 near Marlboro, Middlesex County, Massachusetts – August 16, 1855 near Geneva, Ontario County, New York) was an American lawyer and politician.


He was the son of Samuel Fuller and Delia Case Fuller. He served in the War of 1812. He was admitted to the bar in 1813, and practiced in Geneseo, New York. In April 1817, he married Sophia Nowlen (ca. 1791-1850), and their children were Samuel Lucius Fuller (b. 1818), Edward Philo Fuller (b. 1820) and George A. Fuller (b. 1822).

He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Livingston Co.) in 1829 and 1830. He was a member of the New York State Senate (8th D.) from 1831 to 1832, sitting in the 54th and 55th New York State Legislatures.

Fuller was elected as an Anti-Mason to the 23rd United States Congress, and re-elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the 24th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1833, to September 2, 1836, when he resigned, and moved to Adrian, Michigan where he engaged in banking and was president of the Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad.

He was a member of the Michigan House of Representatives in 1841 and was Speaker until April 3 when he resigned having been appointed Assistant United States Postmaster General by President William Henry Harrison. Later that year, he was an unsuccessful Whig candidate for Governor of Michigan. Afterwards he returned to Geneseo, New York.

On December 18, 1850, he was appointed New York State Comptroller, and served for the remainder of Washington Hunt's unexpired term until the end of 1851.

He was buried at the Temple Hill Cemetery in Geneseo.


New York State Senate
Preceded by
Moses Hayden
New York State Senate
Eighth District (Class 2)

Succeeded by
John Griffin
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Bates Cooke
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 30th congressional district

Succeeded by
John Young
Political offices
Preceded by
Washington Hunt
New York State Comptroller
Succeeded by
John C. Wright

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