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Milo Goodrich, Congressman from New York

Milo Goodrich (January 3, 1814 – April 15, 1881) was a United States Representative from New York. Born in East Homer, Cortland County, he moved with his parents to Cortlandville in 1816. He attended the South Cortland district school, Cortland Academy (in Homer) and Oberlin College in Ohio. He taught school in New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, studied law, was admitted to the bar in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1840, and practiced for two years in Beloit, Wisconsin. He returned to New York and settled in Dryden in 1844. He was postmaster of Dryden from October 2, 1849 to June 25, 1853 and was a member of the New York Constitutional Convention in 1867 and 1868.

Goodrich was elected as a Republican to the Forty-second Congress, holding office from March 4, 1871 to March 3, 1873. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1872 to the Forty-third Congress, and resumed the practice of law. He moved to Auburn, New York in 1875 and continued the practice of law; he died there in 1881. Interment was in Green Hills Cemetery, Dryden.

He is the great-great-great-grandfather of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Arne Duncan at Rootsweb

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Milo Goodrich (id: G000296)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Milo Goodrich at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Giles W. Hotchkiss
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 26th congressional district

1871–1873
Succeeded by
William H. Lamport