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David Augustus Boody (August 13, 1837 – January 20, 1930) was a United States Representative from New Yorkmarker. Born in Jackson, Mainemarker, he attended the common schools and Phillips Academymarker (in Andover, Massachusettsmarker). He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1860 at Belfast, Mainemarker, and commenced practice in Camden, Mainemarker. He moved to Brooklyn, New Yorkmarker in 1862 and engaged in the banking and brokerage business. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the Forty-eighth Congress in 1882, and was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1884 and 1892. He was president of Berkeley Institute in Brooklyn from 1886 to 1922, and was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress and held office from March 4, 1891 until his resignation on October 13, 1891.

Boody was mayor of Brooklyn in 1892 and 1893, and resumed his former banking and brokerage business. He served as president of the board of trustees of the Brooklyn Public Librarymarker from 1897 until his death, and was a member of the New York Stock Exchangemarker but retired in 1926. He resided in Brooklyn until his death there in 1930; interment was in Green-Wood Cemeterymarker. David A. Boody Junior High School is named after him in Brooklyn, NY.


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