John W. Ferdon

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John W. Ferdon, Congressman from New York

John William Ferdon (December 13, 1826 – August 5, 1884) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Piermont, New York, Ferdon graduated from Rutgers College in 1847. Then he studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced.

He was a Know Nothing member of the New York State Assembly (Rockland Co.) in 1855; and of the New York State Senate (7th D.) in 1856 and 1857.

He was delegate to the 1864 and 1876 Republican National Conventions.

Ferdon was elected as a Republican to the 46th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1879, to March 3, 1881.

He died in Monmouth Beach, New Jersey, on August 5, 1884, and was buried at a private cemetery on the Ferdon estate in Piermont, New York. His home at Piermont, known as Ferdon Hall was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.[1]


  1. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 5/16/11 through 5/20/11. National Park Service. 2011-05-27. 

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
John I. Suffern
New York State Assembly
Rockland County

Succeeded by
Edward Whritenour
New York State Senate
Preceded by
William H. Robertson
New York State Senate
7th District

Succeeded by
John Doherty
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
George M. Beebe
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 14th congressional district

Succeeded by
Lewis Beach