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John Van Voorhis, American lawyer. member of the board education, Rochester. 1857, city attorney, 1859; member Congress, 1879-1883, 1893-1895.

Background

Voorhis, John Van was born on October 22, 1826 in Decatur, New York, United States. Son of John Van V. (a descendant of Dutch settlers of New York, 1660).

Education

Educated Genessee Wesleyan Seminary, Lima, New York, East Mendon, New York, Academy. Studied law at Rochester. Admitted to bar, 1852.

Career

Deacon Martin Galusha (and g.d. Jonas Galusha, who was 9 times governor of Vermont), January 28, 1858.

Membership

Member of the board education, Rochester. 1857, city attorney, 1859. Member Congress, 1879-1883, 1893-1895.

Connections

Married Frances Aristine, d.

father:
John Van V. Voorhis

spouse:
Frances Aristine