Luther F. McKinney

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Luther Franklin McKinney
Luther F. McKinney (New Hampshire Congressman).jpg
United States Ambassador to Colombia
In office
July 17, 1893 – December 6, 1896
Preceded by John T. Abbott
Succeeded by Charles Burdett Hart
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Preceded by Alonzo Nute
Succeeded by Henry William Blair
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1889
Preceded by Martin Alonzo Haynes
Succeeded by Alonzo Nute
Personal details
Born April 25, 1841
Newark, Ohio
Died July 30, 1922(1922-07-30) (aged 81)
Bridgton, Maine
Resting place Forest Hill Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Religion Universalist Church
Military service
Service/branch Union Army
Years of service August 5, 1861, - February 1863
Commands Company D, First Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry
Battles/wars Civil War

Luther Franklin McKinney (April 25, 1841 – July 30, 1922) was a U.S. Representative from New Hampshire.

Born in Newark, Ohio, McKinney attended common and private schools. He taught school for a while, and when the Civil War began, he enlisted in Company D, First Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, serving from August 5, 1861, until February 1863. He moved to Iowa in 1865, where he engaged in agricultural pursuits and also taught school until 1867.

He graduated from St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York, June 30, 1870, and moved to Bridgton, Maine, in 1871, where he was ordained a pastor of the Universalist Church. He moved to Newfields, New Hampshire, in 1873, and subsequently, in 1875, to Manchester, pursuing his ministerial duties in both places. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress.

McKinney was elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth Congress (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1889). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1888 to the Fifty-first Congress. He was elected to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893), but was not a candidate for renomination in 1892, when instead he was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of New Hampshire.

He was the United States Minister to Colombia from 1893 to 1897, then returned to Bridgton, Maine, where he engaged in the furniture business. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1907 and 1908. He was again pastor of the Universalist Church at Bridgton, where he served until his death on July 30, 1922. He was interred in Forest Hill Cemetery.

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
John T. Abbott
United States Ambassador to Colombia
July 17, 1893 - December 6, 1896
Succeeded by
Charles Burdett Hart
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Martin Alonzo Haynes
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1889
Succeeded by
Alonzo Nute
Preceded by
Alonzo Nute
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Succeeded by
Henry William Blair