Commodore P. Vedder facts for kids
During the American Civil War he enlisted as a private in the 154th New York Volunteers, fought in the battles of Chancellorsville, Wauhatchie, Lookout Mountain, Bentonville and others; and finished the war as a lieutenant colonel of Volunteers.
After the war, he finished his law studies, was admitted to the bar in 1866, and practiced in Ellicottville. He was Assessor of Internal Revenue from 1869 to 1871.
He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Cattaraugus Co., 1st D.) in 1872, 1873, 1874 and 1875.
He was a member of the New York State Senate (32nd D.) in 1876 and 1877. He was State Assessor from 1880 to 1883.
He was again a member of the State Senate from 1884 to 1891, sitting in the 107th, 108th, 109th, 110th, 111th, 112th, 113th and 114th New York State Legislatures.
He died of heart disease at the Majestic Hotel in New York City, and was buried at the Sunset Hill Cemetery in Ellicottville.
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