Gideon Hard Edit Profile
He graduated from Union College in 1822. Then he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1825, and commenced practice in Newport (now Albion), New York, in 1826.
Hard was elected as an Anti-Mason to the 23rd, and re-elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the 24th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1833, to March 3, 1837. He was a Canal Appraiser from 1849 to 1850. Afterwards he resumed the practice of law.
He was First Judge and Surrogate of the Orleans County Court from 1856 to 1860. He was buried at the Mount Albion Cemetery.
He was Commissioner of Schools of Barre, New York from 1841 to 1848. And a member of the New York State Senate from 1842 to 1847, sitting in the 65th, 66th, 67th, 68th, 69th and 70th New York State Legislatures.