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Walter Loomis Sessions (October 4, 1820 - May 27, 1896) was a U.S. Representative from New Yorkmarker.

Born in Brandon, Vermontmarker, Sessions, as a child, was brought to Chautauqua County, New Yorkmarker.He attended the common schools of the county and Westfield (New York) Academy.He studied law.He was admitted to the bar in 1849 and commenced the practice of his profession in Panama, New Yorkmarker.He engaged in teaching.He served as commissioner of schools for several years.He served as member of the State assembly in 1853 and 1854.He served in the State senate in 1860, 1861, 1866, and 1867.Supervisor of the town of Harmony, New Yorkmarker from 1870 to 1872.

Sessions was elected as a Republican to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871March 3, 1875).He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress.He resumed the practice of law.

Sessions was elected to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885March 3, 1887).He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1886 and for the nomination in 1890.He engaged in the practice of his profession in Jamestown and Panama, New York.He was appointed commissioner of the State of New York to the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago, Illinoismarker, in 1893.He died in Panama, New Yorkmarker, on May 27, 1896.He was interred in Forest Hill Cemetery.


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