Clinton L. Merriam

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Clinton L. Merriam
Clinton Levi Merriam.jpg
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from New York
In office
March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1875
Preceded byAddison H. Laflin
Succeeded bySamuel F. Miller
Constituency20th district (1871–73)
21st district (1873–75)
Personal details
Born(1824-03-25)March 25, 1824
Leyden, New York
DiedFebruary 18, 1900(1900-02-18) (aged 75)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyRepublican
ChildrenClinton Hart Merriam, Florence Augusta Merriam Bailey

Clinton Levi Merriam (March 25, 1824 – February 18, 1900) was a United States Representative from New York.

Merriam was born in Leyden, Lewis County, New York on March 25, 1824. He attended the common schools and Copenhagen Academy, Copenhagen, New York; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Utica, New York; moved to New York City in 1847 and became an importer; engaged in banking in 1860; returned to Leyden in 1864; elected as a Republican to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1875); retired from active business pursuits and lived in retirement at his house, "Homewood", on the family estate, "Locust Grove" near Leyden, New York. He died while on a visit in Washington, D.C., on February 18, 1900; interment in Leyden Hill Cemetery, Port Leyden, New York.

His children include the zoologist Clinton Hart Merriam and the ornithologist Florence Augusta Merriam Bailey.[1]


  1. ^ Kofalk, Harriet (1989). No Woman Tenderfoot: Florence Merriam Bailey, Pioneer Naturalist. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press. pp. 3–9. ISBN 0-89096-378-9.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Addison H. Laflin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 20th congressional district

Succeeded by
David Wilber
Preceded by
Ellis H. Roberts
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st congressional district

Succeeded by
Samuel F. Miller