Lorenzo Burrows


Lorenzo Burrows

Lorenzo Burrows (March 15, 1805 Groton, New London County, Connecticut - March 6, 1885 Albion, Orleans County, New York) was an American merchant, banker and politician.

Life

He attended the academies at Plainfield, Connecticut and Westerly, Rhode Island. He moved to New York and settled in Albion,N.Y., in 1824. He was employed as a clerk until 1826, when he engaged in mercantile pursuits. He assisted in establishing the Bank of Albion in 1839 and served as cashier. He was Treasurer of Orleans County in 1840 and was Assignee in bankruptcy for Orleans County in 1841. He was Supervisor of the Town of Barre in 1845, and was elected as a Whig to the 31st and 32nd United States Congresses, serving from March 4, 1849 to March 3, 1853. In August 1852, he declined to be appointed United States Postmaster General, President Millard Fillmore chose Samuel D. Hubbard instead.

He was New York State Comptroller from 1856 to 1857, elected on the American Party ticket. He ran unsuccessfully for Governor of New York on the American Party ticket in 1858.

He was director of the Niagara Falls International Bridge Co. He was chosen as a regent of the University of New York in 1858 and appointed one of the commissioners of Mount Albion Cemetery in 1862, serving in both of these capacities until his death in 1885. He was buried at the Mount Albion Cemetery in Albion, N.Y.

His uncle Daniel Burrows was a United States Representative from Connecticut.

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* [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/burrows.html] Political Graveyard
* [http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9403E7DA1031E234BC4F51DFBE668389649FDE] His declination to be Postmaster General, in NYT on August 27, 1852
* [http://books.google.com/books?id=E3sFAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA34 Google Book] "The New York Civil List" compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (page 34; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)


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