John S. Pindar

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Pindar circa 1885. C.M. Bell Studio Collection (Library of Congress).

John Sigsbee Pindar (November 18, 1835 – June 30, 1907) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Sharon, New York, Pindar attended the common schools and Richmondville Seminary. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1865. He served as president of the village of Cobleskill 1882-1884. He served as chairman of the Democratic county committee for ten years.

Pindar was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887). He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1888. He resumed the practice of law in Cobleskill, New York. He was an unsuccessful candidate in 1888 for election to the Fifty-first Congress.

Pindar was subsequently elected to the Fifty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of David Wilber and served from November 4, 1890, to March 3, 1891. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Cobleskill, New York, June 30, 1907. He was interred in Cobleskill Cemetery.

Sources[edit]

  • United States Congress. "John S. Pindar (id: P000359)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • John S. Pindar at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Newton W. Nutting
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 24th congressional district

March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887
Succeeded by
David Wilber
Preceded by
David Wilber
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 24th congressional district

November 4, 1890 – March 3, 1891
Succeeded by
George Van Horn

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