Theron Akin Edit Profile
He engaged in agricultural pursuits, and was graduated from the New York Dental College and practiced for twelve years in Amsterdam, New York.
Akin moved to Akin (later Fort Johnson), New York, and engaged in agricultural pursuits in Montgomery County. The village of Akin changed its name because of residents' disapproval of Theron Akin. He served as president of the village of Fort Johnson, New York.
Elected as a Progressive Republican to the Sixty-second Congress as a U. S. Representative of the twenty-fifth district of New York, Akin served from March 4, 1910 to March 3, 1912. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination on the Progressive ticket in 1912 and resumed agricultural pursuits. He was again an unsuccessful candidate for election to the Sixty-fourth Congress on the Progressive ticket in 1914.
Akin served as mayor of Amsterdam, New York from 1920 to 1924. He resumed his former pursuits, and was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican and Democratic mayoralty nomination in 1927. Akin died, from a stroke of paralysis, in Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York, on March 26, 1933 (age 77 years, 307 days).
He is interred at Pine Grove Cemetery, Tribes Hill, New York.
Democratic Party, Republican Party.
Member 62d Congress (1911-1913), 25th New York District.