John A. Quackenbush

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John Adam Quackenbush (October 15, 1828 – May 11, 1908) was a U.S. Republican politician from New York.

Biography[edit]

John A. Quackenbush was born in Schaghticoke, New York on October 15, 1828. He was educated locally, graduated from Stillwater Academy and became a farmer, also becoming active in other ventures including a lumber business.

A Republican, he was Schaghticoke's Town Supervisor from 1860-1862, also serving as Chairman of the Rensselaer County Board of Supervisors. Quackenbush was a member of the New York State Assembly (Rensselaer Co., 2nd D.) in 1863. From 1873 to 1876 Quackenbush was Sheriff of Rensselaer County.

Quackenbush was elected as a United States Representative in 1888 and again in 1890, serving from March 4, 1889 to March 3, 1893. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892, afterwards living in retirement in Schaghticoke.

He died in Schaghticoke on May 11, 1908 and was buried in Schaghticoke's Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources[edit]

  • United States Congress. "John A. Quackenbush (id: Q000001)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • John A. Quackenbush at Find a Grave
  • Hudson Valley Times, Obituary, John A. Quackenbush, May 13, 1908
New York Assembly
Preceded by
David G. Maxon
New York State Assembly
Rensselaer County, 2nd District

1863
Succeeded by
George W. Banker
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edward W. Greenman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 18th congressional district

1889–1893
Succeeded by
Jacob LeFever