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Thomas Hunter (1893)

Thomas Hunter (September 11, 1834 Baltimore, Maryland – March 11, 1903 Sterling, Cayuga County, New York) was an American businessman and politician from New York.


He attended the common schools, worked on a farm, and then took part in the construction of the Manassas Gap Railroad. From 1857 to 1860, he engaged in the milling business in Sterling Valley. During the American Civil War he enlisted as a private in the 110th New York Volunteers, and finished the war as a captain. After the war he engaged in the lumber business, and then became a railroad contractor.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Cayuga Co., 1st D.) in 1881 and 1882.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (26th D.) from 1890 to 1893, sitting in the 113th, 114th, 115th and 116th New York State Legislatures.

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