John M. Carroll (politician)

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John M. Carroll

John Michael Carroll (April 27, 1823 – May 8, 1901) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

Life and career[edit]

John M. Carroll was born in Springfield, New York on April 27, 1823.[1] He attended Fairfield Seminary and graduated from Union College with a degree in civil engineering in 1846,[2] where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Society[3] and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.[4] After college he taught school while studying law and attained admission to the bar in 1848.[5] He practiced in Fonda and Broadalbin, and relocated to Johnstown in 1862.[6]

A Democrat, he served as Fulton County District Attorney from 1859 to 1862.[7]

In 1870 he was elected to Congress and served one term, (March 4, 1871 - March 3, 1873). He was not a candidate for reelection in 1872 and returned to his law practice.[8]

Death and burial[edit]

Carroll died in Johnstown on May 8, 1901 and was buried in Johnstown Cemetery.[9]


  1. ^ Nelson Greene, History of the Mohawk Valley, Gateway to the West, 1614-1925, 1925, page 622
  2. ^ Union College, Union College, 1795-1895, 1897, page 514
  3. ^ Kappa Alpha Fraternity, A Record of the Members of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity, 1892, page 50
  4. ^ Union College, Centennial Catalog, 1895, page 71
  5. ^ Cuyler Reynolds, Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, Volume 1, 1911, page 342
  6. ^ Lyman Horace Weeks, John Hampden Dougherty, Legal and Judicial History of New York, Volume 3, 1911, page 405
  7. ^ Thomas William Herringshaw, Herringshaw's National Library of American Biography, 1909, page 566
  8. ^ Houghton, Osgood and Company (Boston), The Political Register and Congressional Directory, page 321
  9. ^ Thomas E. Spencer, Where They're Buried, 2009, page 234

External resources[edit]

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

Succeeded by
William A. Wheeler