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Edward B. Vreeland

Edward Butterfield Vreeland (December 7, 1856 – May 8, 1936) was a United States Representative from New York. Born in Cuba, Allegany County, New York, he graduated from Friendship Academy in 1877. In 1869 he moved to Salamanca and was superintendent of the public schools there from 1877 to 1882. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1881, but did not engage in active practice. He engaged in banking and in the oil and insurance business and became president of the Salamanca Trust Co. in 1891; from 1889 to 1893 he served as postmaster of Salamanca.

Vreeland was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Warren B. Hooker. He was reelected to the Fifty-seventh and to the five succeeding Congresses and held office from November 7, 1899 to March 3, 1913. While in the House, he was chairman of the Committee on Banking and Currency (Sixty-first Congress). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1912, and was appointed a member of the National Monetary Commission, serving as vice chairman from 1909 to 1912. He resumed former business pursuits in Salamanca until January 1, 1936, when he retired from active business. He died in Salamanca; interment was in Wildwood Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Edward B. Vreeland (id: V000122)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Warren B. Hooker
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 34th congressional district

Succeeded by
James Wolcott Wadsworth
New district Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 37th congressional district

Succeeded by
Edwin S. Underhill