Avery Skinner (June 9, 1796 – November 24, 1876) was an American politician from New York.
He was born on June 9, 1796, in Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, the son of Timothy Skinner and Ruth (Warner) Skinner. In 1816, he removed to Watertown, New York. On June 9, 1822, he married Elizabeth Lathrop Huntington (1802–1833), and they had four children. In 1823, the family moved to a place which Skinner named Union Square (now a hamlet called Maple View), in the town of Mexico. Skinner built, and then kept, an inn at Union Square. From 1826 to 1837, he was Treasurer of Oswego County. From 1828 to 1839, he was an associate judge of the Oswego County Court.
On September 1, 1834, he married Charlotte Prior Stebbins (1802–1888), and they had five children, among them Congressman Charles R. Skinner (1844–1928).
State Senator Alanson Skinner (1794–1876) was his brother.
- The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 132f, 145, 212, 214 and 304; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
- Skinner genealogy at Family Tree Maker
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