Edward Curtis Edit Profile
He graduated from Union College in Schenectady, in 1823. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1824.
He served as Collector of the Port of New York beginning on March 23, 1841 until July 7, 1844. He was voted president of the board of assistant aldermen as a representative of the Whig Party (United States). He was elected to the Twenty-fifth Congress and Twenty-sixth Congress, (March 4, 1837 and March 3, 1841), representing New York's 3rd congressional district.
He was chosen chairman of the Committee of Commerce. Curtis was not a candidate for renomination. He was appointed Collector of the Port of New York by William Henry Harrison, and served until July 7, 1844.
Curtis was removed as collector by John Tyler. Afterward he resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C. He died in New York City on August 2, 1856 following a lingering illness.
His place of burial is unknown.
In 1834 Curtis became a member of the common council from the Third Ward of New York City.