Gurdon Saltonstall Mumford

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Gurdon Saltonstall Mumford

Birthplace: New London, New London, CT
Death: Died in New York, New York, NY
Place of Burial: New York, New York County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of David Mumford and Rebecca Winthrop Mumford
Husband of Anna Mumford
Father of Benjamin Franklin Mumford and Tobias Van Zandt Mumford
Brother of Rebecca Saltonstall Allyn; Thomas Mumford; David Mumford; Abigail Chesebrough Mumford; William Chesebrough Mumford and 4 others

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About Gurdon Saltonstall Mumford

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Gurdon Saltonstall Mumford (January 29, 1764 – April 30, 1831) was a United States Representative from New York.

Biography: Born in New London, Connecticut, he attended the common schools and was a private secretary to Benjamin Franklin during the latter part of his official residence in Paris. He returned with Franklin to America in 1785 and settled in New York City. He became associated with his brothers in the commission business in 1791, and was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Representative-elect Daniel D. Tompkins. He was reelected to the Tenth and Eleventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1805 to March 3, 1811. While in the House, he was chairman of the Committee on Commerce and Manufactures (Ninth Congress).

Mumford was a presidential elector in 1812 and voted for Dewitt Clinton and Jared Ingersoll.

He was elected director of the Bank of New York the same year, and opened a broker's office in Wall Street in 1813 and was one of the founders of the New York Exchange. He died in New York City; interment was in Old Collegiate Dutch Church Cemetery.

References: United States Congress. "Gurdon S. Mumford (id: M001076)". Biographical Directory of the United States

Congress: United States House of Representatives; Preceded by Joshua Sands,

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Gurdon Saltonstall Mumford's Timeline

January 29, 1764
New London, New London, CT
August 13, 1796
Age 32
New York, New York, United States
Age 31
April 30, 1831
Age 67
New York, New York, NY
New York, New York County, New York, United States