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Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont

Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont

Member of Congress

Class of 1880
  • Congressional Member - 57th Congress, 1901-1903



Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont, a Representative from New York, was born in New York City November 12, 1858. He attended St. Paul’s School, in Concord, N.H., and was graduated from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., on June 10, 1880. He was commissioned as a midshipman and served in the Navy until June 1, 1881, when he resigned.

At one time, he was a member of the banking firm of August Belmont & Co., New York City. He became publisher of the Verdict, a weekly paper, and delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1900. He was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1903). However, he was not a candidate for renomination in 1902. He died in Hempstead, N.Y., on June 10, 1908 and was interred in Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City.

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