John G. Schumaker

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John G. Schumaker

John Godfrey Schumaker (June 27, 1826, Claverack, New York – November 23, 1905, Brooklyn) was a United States Representative from New York.

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Born in Claverack, Columbia County, Schumaker completed preparatory studies in the Lenox Academy in Massachusetts. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in 1847. In 1853, he moved to Brooklyn and continued the practice of law. He was district attorney for Kings County (Brooklyn) from 1856 to 1859, and was corporation counsel for the city of Brooklyn from 1862 to 1864. He was a member of the State constitutional conventions in 1862, 1867, and 1894, and was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1864.

Schumaker was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-first Congress, holding office from March 4, 1869 to March 3, 1871; he was not a candidate for renomination in 1870, but was elected to the Forty-third and Forty-fourth Congresses, again holding office from March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1877. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress, and resumed the practice of law. He died in Brooklyn in 1905; interment was in Green-Wood Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Demas Barnes
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 2nd congressional district

1869–1871
Succeeded by
Thomas Kinsella
Preceded by
Thomas Kinsella
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 2nd congressional district

1873–1877
Succeeded by
William D. Veeder