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Anson Herrick (January 21, 1812 - February 6, 1868) was a U.S. Representative from New Yorkmarker during the latter half of the American Civil War.

Biography

Born in Lewiston, Mainemarker, Herrick attended public school. He was a son of Ebenezer Herrick. Later on, he learned the art of printing. He established the Citizen at Wiscasset, Mainemarker, in 1833, and moved to New York Citymarker in 1836. He established the New York Atlas in 1838, which he continued until his death in 1868 He served as a member of the board of aldermen 1854-1856.He served as naval storekeeper for the port of New York 1857-1861.

Herrick was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1865). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1864 to the Thirty-ninth Congress, and subsequently resumed his journalistic pursuits. He served as a delegate to the Union National Convention at Philadelphiamarker in 1866. He died in New York City February 6, 1868, and was interred in Green-Wood Cemeterymarker, Brooklyn, New Yorkmarker.

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