Clinton L. Merriam

Clinton L. Merriam
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Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from New York
In office
March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1875
Preceded by Addison H. Laflin
Succeeded by Samuel F. Miller
Constituency 20th district (1871–73)
21st district (1873–75)
Personal details
Born (1824-03-25)March 25, 1824
Leyden, New York
Died February 18, 1900(1900-02-18) (aged 75)
Washington, D.C.
Political party Republican
Children Clinton Hart Merriam, Florence Augusta Merriam Bailey

Clinton Levi Merriam (March 25, 1824 – February 18, 1900) was a United States Representative from New York.

Merriam was born in Leyden, Lewis County, New York on March 25, 1824. He attended the common schools and Copenhagen Academy, Copenhagen, New York; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Utica, New York; moved to New York City in 1847 and became an importer; engaged in banking in 1860; returned to Leyden in 1864; elected as a Republican to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1875); retired from active business pursuits and lived in retirement at his house, "Homewood", on the family estate, "Locust Grove" near Leyden, New York. He died while on a visit in Washington, D.C., on February 18, 1900; interment in Leyden Hill Cemetery, Port Leyden, New York.

His children include the zoologist Clinton Hart Merriam and the ornithologist Florence Augusta Merriam Bailey.[1]


  1. ^ Kofalk, Harriet (1989). No Woman Tenderfoot: Florence Merriam Bailey, Pioneer Naturalist. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press. pp. 3–9. ISBN 0-89096-378-9.

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