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John Ganson (January 1, 1818 – September 28, 1874) was a U.S. Representative from New Yorkmarker during the American Civil War.

Born in Le Roy, New York, Ganson attended the public schools and Le Roy Academy. He graduated from Harvard Universitymarker in 1839 and subsequently studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1846 and commenced practice in Canandaigua, New Yorkmarker. He moved to Buffalomarker the same year.

During the Civil War, he served as a member of the State Senate in 1862 and 1863. Ganson was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress (he served from March 4, 1863, until March 3, 1865). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1864 and resumed the practice of law in Buffalo.

Following the war, he was a director of a local railroad. He served as delegate to the 1864 Democratic National Convention. Ganson died in Buffalo on September 28, 1874. He was interred in Forest Lawn Cemetery.


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