Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
TREMAIN, Lyman (1819-1878)

TREMAIN, LYMAN, a Representative from New York; born in Durham, Greene County, N.Y., June 14, 1819; attended the common schools and Kinderhook Academy; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1840 and commenced practice in Durham, N.Y.; elected supervisor of Durham in 1842; appointed district attorney in 1844; elected surrogate and county judge of Greene County in 1846; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1851; moved to Albany, N.Y., in 1853 and practiced law; elected, as a Democrat, attorney general of New York in 1858; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1860; unsuccessful Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York in 1862; member of the State assembly 1866-1868, serving as speaker in 1867; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); was not a candidate for renomination in 1874; resumed the practice of law in Albany; died in New York City, while on a visit, November 30, 1878; interment in the Rural Cemetery, Albany, N.Y.

The Johns Hopkins University
Special Collections, Milton S. Eisenhower Library
Baltimore, MD
Papers: In the James Roberts Gilmore Collection, 1820-1903, 2.9 linear feet.
Subjects include Lyman Tremain.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, n.d., 1 item.
An autograph of Lyman Tremain, n.d.


The Morgan Library
Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts
New York, NY
Papers: 1853, 1 item.
A letter from Lyman Tremain to President-elect Franklin Pierce written on February 10, 1853. In the letter, Lyman Tremain recommends John M. Mott for Marshal of the Northern District of New York.


University at Buffalo, State University of New York
The Poetry Collection
Buffalo, NY
Papers: ca. 1870-1878, 1 item.
A letter from Lyman Tremain to T.C. Callicot written sometime between 1870 and 1878.

Papers: In the Lockwood Collection, ca. 1873, 1 item.
Other authors include Lyman Tremain.

  • Tremain, Lyman. Bounties to soldiers: provision for their families, Copperheads, Secessionists. Remarks of Hon. Mr. Truman [sic], of the 24th District, on the Bounty Re-Enlistment Bill, in Senate, March 19, 1863 (reported for the Albany Evening Journal). [Albany?: Albany Evening Journal?, 1863?]
  • ------. Memorial of Frederick Lyman Tremain, late Lieut. Col. of the 10th N.Y. Cavalry. Who was mortally wounded at the battle of Hatcher's Run, Va., February 6th, and died at City Point Hospital, February 8th, 1865. By his father. Albany: Van Benthuysen's Steam Printing House, 1865.