Truman A. Merriman

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Truman Adams Merriman (September 5, 1839 - April 16, 1892) was a U.S. Representative from New York.


Born in Auburn, New York, Merriman attended the Auburn Academy and was graduated from Hobart College, Geneva, New York, in 1861. He entered the Union Army in September 1861 as captain of a company which he had raised and which was attached to the Ninety-second Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry. He was mustered out as a lieutenant colonel in December 1864. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1867. He moved to New York City and worked as a journalist in 1871. He served as president of the New York Press Club in 1882, 1883, and 1884.

Merriman was elected as an Independent Democrat to the Forty-ninth Congress and reelected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1889). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1888, died in New York City April 16, 1892. He was interred in Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, New York.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York

Succeeded by

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