MOTT, Richard (1804-1888)

MOTT, RICHARD, a Representative from Ohio; born in Mamaroneck, Westchester County, N.Y., July 21, 1804; attended the Quaker Seminary in Dutchess County, N.Y.; engaged in banking in New York City; moved to Toledo, Ohio, in 1836 and engaged in the real estate business and other enterprises; mayor of Toledo in 1845 and 1846; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); was not a candidate for renomination in 1858; returned to Toledo, Ohio, and engaged in banking and the real estate business; served as chairman of the citizens' military committee during the Civil War; died in Toledo, Ohio, January 22, 1888; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y.

Ohio University Library
Department of Archives and Special Collections
Athens, OH
Papers: 1861, 1 item.
A letter from Richard Mott to Letter of to the Honorable A.S. Satty written on May 20, 1861. The letter accompanies a deed and other papers to be delivered to the appropriate party.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the A. Sankey Latty Papers, 1851-1890, 60 items.
Subjects include Richard Mott.