John Hammond (congressman)

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John Hammond (1827–1889), Congressman from New York
Colonel John Hammond, 5th New York Cavalry, American Civil War.
For other people named John Hammond, see John Hammond (disambiguation).

John Hammond (born August 17, 1827 Crown Point, Essex County, New York – died May 28, 1889 Crown Point, New York) was an American manufacturer, Union Army general and politician from New York.


Hammond attended the public schools of St. Albans, Vermont and St. Albans Academy. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and moved to California in 1849. About a decade later he volunteered as a private in the American Civil War. He was promoted to captain of Cavalry and advanced to brigadier general. He was a manufacturer of iron for twenty-five years and was President of the Crown Point Iron Co.

Hammond was elected in 1866 on the Republican ticket as New York State Prison Inspector, and was in office from 1867 to 1869.

He was elected as a Republican to the 46th and 47th United States Congresses, and served from March 4, 1879, to March 3, 1883.

He was buried at the Forest Dale Cemetery in Crown Point.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Andrew Williams
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 18th congressional district

Succeeded by
Frederick A. Johnson