David Wilber

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David Wilber
David Wilber.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 20th, 21st and 24th district
In office
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875 (20th)
March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1881 (21st)
March 4, 1887 – April 1, 1890 (24th)
Preceded byClinton L. Merriam
Solomon Bundy
John S. Pindar
Succeeded byHenry H. Hathorn
Ferris Jacobs, Jr.
George Van Horn
Personal details
Born(1820-10-05)October 5, 1820
Quaker Street, Duanesburg, New York
DiedApril 1, 1890(1890-04-01) (aged 69)
Oneonta, New York
Political partyRepublican

David Wilber (October 5, 1820 – April 1, 1890) was a United States Representative from New York.[1]

Early life[edit]

Born near Quaker Street, a hamlet in Duanesburg, New York, he moved with his parents to Milford, Otsego County, N.Y.; attended the common schools; engaged in the lumbering trade, hop business, and agricultural pursuits; member of the board of supervisors of Otsego County in 1858, 1859, 1862, 1865, and 1866; director of the Albany and Susquehanna Railroad; director of the Second National Bank of Cooperstown, N.Y.; president of the Wilber National Bank of Oneonta 1874 - 1890.

Personal life[edit]

David Wilber was married on January 1, 1845, to Margaret Belinda Jones. They had two sons, David F. Wilber and George I. Wilber.

Political career[edit]

David Wilber was elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress, where he served from March 4, 1873, to March 3, 1875. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1874, however, Wilber was elected to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879 - March 3, 1881). Yet again, he was not a candidate for renomination in 1880. He served as a delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1880 and 1888 while moving to Oneonta, New York in 1886.He then ran again and soon was elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth Congress. This time he was a candidate for renomination and was reelected to the Fifty-first Congress, but owing to ill health took the oath of office at his home and never attended a session. This caused him to only serve from March 4, 1887, up until his death.[2]

Death[edit]

He died on April 1, 1890, in Oneonta, New York and was buried there in Glenwood Cemetery.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of David Wilber (a Representative from New York). U.S. Government Printing Office. 1890.
  2. ^ "WILBER, David - Biographical Information". bioguide.congress.gov. Retrieved 2017-08-31.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Clinton L. Merriam
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 20th congressional district

1873–1875
Succeeded by
Henry H. Hathorn
Preceded by
Solomon Bundy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st congressional district

1879–1881
Succeeded by
Ferris Jacobs, Jr.
Preceded by
John S. Pindar
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 24th congressional district

1887–1890
Succeeded by
George Van Horn