William Henry Draper (congressman)

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William Henry Draper
William H. Draper.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 22nd district
In office
March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1913
Preceded by Lucius N. Littauer
Succeeded by Henry Bruckner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 19th district
In office
March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1903
Preceded by Aaron Van Schaick Cochrane
Succeeded by Norton P. Otis
Personal details
Born (1841-06-24)June 24, 1841
Rochdale, Massachusetts
Died December 7, 1921(1921-12-07) (aged 80)
Troy, New York, New York
Political party Republican

William Henry Draper (June 24, 1841 – December 7, 1921) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

Early life[edit]

Born in Rochdale, Massachusetts in 1841, Draper moved with his family to Troy, New York in 1847. He was the president of W.H. Draper & Sons which manufactured cord and twine.

Political career[edit]

Draper was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh Congress as the representative of New York's 19th congressional district serving from March 4, 1901 to March 3, 1903. For the Fifty-eighth Congress he redistricted and was elected as the representative of New York's 22nd congressional district; he was reelected to the succeeding four congresses serving from March 4, 1903 to March 3, 1913. He chose not to run for reelection to the Sixty-third Congress, and was succeeded by Henry Bruckner.

Later life[edit]

He died in Troy, New York on December 7, 1921. He was interred in Oakwood Cemetery.

References[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Aaron Van Schaick Cochrane
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 19th congressional district

March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1903
Succeeded by
Norton P. Otis
Preceded by
Lucius N. Littauer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 22nd congressional district

March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1913
Succeeded by
Henry Bruckner