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John R. Thurman

This article is about the U.S. Representative from New York. For the British scout, see John Thurman.

John Richardson Thurman (October 6, 1814 - July 24, 1854) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in New York City, Thurman graduated from Columbia University in 1835.[1] He moved to Chestertown, Warren County and engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was also involved in several businesses, including serving as a Director of the Sacket's Harbor and Saratoga Railroad.[2] He also speculated in land, as evidenced by the fact that his widow and children sold some of their holdings to the Delaware and Hudson Railroad during its construction.[3]

He held several local offices, including Associate Judge of the Warren County Court.[4]

Thurman was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1850. After leaving Congress Thurman to managing his farm and other interests.

He died at his home near Friends Lake in Chestertown on July 24, 1854.[5] He was interred in the family cemetery. He was reinterred in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, New York.




Preceded by
Sidney Lawrence
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th congressional district

Succeeded by
Joseph Russell

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