HUNGERFORD, Orville (1790-1851)

HUNGERFORD, ORVILLE, a Representative from New York; born in Farmington, Hartford County, Conn., October 29, 1790; attended the public schools; moved with his father to Watertown, N.Y., in 1804; clerked in a store at Burrville, N.Y., and subsequently engaged in mercantile pursuits at Watertown; cashier of the Jefferson County National Bank at Watertown 1820-1833; served as its president 1834-1845, and was a director at the time of his death; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1847); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1846 to the Thirtieth Congress; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for State comptroller in 1847; elected president of the Watertown & Rome Railroad Co. in 1847, in which capacity he served until his death in Watertown, N.Y., April 6, 1851; interment in Brookside Cemetery.

Jefferson County Historical Society
Watertown, NY
Papers: In the Hungerford Family Papers, 1844-1871, 100 items.
Persons represented include Orville Hungerford.

Papers: In the Elections Collection, 1827-1957, 20 items.
Includes a letter from Orville Hungerford concerning national politics in 1844.


St. Lawrence County Historical Association
Canton, NY
Papers: In the Silas Wright Papers, ca. 1899-1983, 4 cubic feet.
Correspondents include Orville Hungerford. A partial folder list is available in the repository.