Milton De Lano
1844 – 1922
Who was Milton De Lano?
Milton De Lano was a United States Representative from New York. Born in Wampsville, he attended the common schools and settled in Canastota, New York, where he engaged in mercantile pursuits for eight years. He was town clerk of Lenox from 1867 to 1869 and sheriff of Madison County from 1873 to 1875 and 1879 to 1881. He engaged in banking, the real-estate business, and in the manufacture of window glass. De Lano was a member of the Canastota Board of Education from 1883 to 1905 and served as president from 1893 to 1905; aided in the organization of the Canastota Northern Railroad Company, and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1884.
De Lano was elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1887 to March 3, 1891. While in the House he was chairman, of the Committee on Pensions. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1890 and resumed banking; he was receiver of the Hudson River Power Co. from 1908 to 1912 and became president of the State Bank of Canastota in 1912. He died in Syracuse; interment was in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Canastota.
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