Thomas Kempshall

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Thomas Kempshall
4th Mayor of Rochester, New York
In office
Preceded by Abraham M. Schermerhorn
Succeeded by Elisha Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 28th district
In office
March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841
Preceded by Timothy Childs
Succeeded by Timothy Childs
Personal details
Born 1795
Died January 14, 1865 (aged 69)
Rochester, New York
Political party Whig
Profession Miller

Thomas Kempshall (1795 or 1796 – January 14, 1865) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in England in 1795 or 1796, Kempshall attended the common schools. He immigrated to the United States with his father, who settled in Pittsford, New York, in 1806. He moved to Rochester, New York, in 1813, where he was employed as a carpenter. He engaged in mercantile pursuits and later became engaged in milling.

He served as member of the board of aldermen of Rochester, New York in 1834 and again in 1844, serving as mayor in 1837. He was an unsuccessful candidate for mayor in 1852.

Kempshall was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841).

He died in Rochester, New York, January 14, 1865 at the age of 69. He was interred in Mount Hope Cemetery.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Abraham M. Schermerhorn
Mayor of Rochester, NY
Succeeded by
Elisha Johnson
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Timothy Childs
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 28th congressional district

Succeeded by
Timothy Childs

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website