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William G. Stahlnecker, New York Congressman

William Griggs Stahlnecker (June 20, 1849 – March 26, 1902) was a U.S. Representative from New York.


Born in Auburn, New York, Stahlnecker moved with his parents to Brooklyn and later to New York City. He pursued an academic course and attended New York University in New York City. He studied law. He was admitted to practice. He engaged in mercantile pursuits. He served as member of the New York Produce Exchange. He moved to Yonkers in 1880. He served as mayor of Yonkers, New York from 1884 to 1886. He served as delegate to the Democratic State convention at Saratoga in June 1884. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1884.

Stahlnecker was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1893). He engaged in the practice of law. He died in Yonkers, New York, March 26, 1902. He was interred in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Tarrytown, New York.


  • United States Congress. "William G. Stahlnecker (id: S000781)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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