1757 – 1831
Who was Reuben Humphrey?
Reuben Humphrey was a United States Representative from New York. Born in West Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut, he completed preparatory studies and enlisted in the Revolutionary War as a private. He was mustered out as a captain, and held several local offices. He was keeper of Newgate State Prison in Simsbury, Connecticut for five years.
Humphrey located near Marcellus, Onondaga County, New York in 1801. He was first county judge, holding that office from 1804 to 1807, and was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Tenth Congress, holding office from March 4, 1807 to March 3, 1809. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1808, and was a member of the New York State Senate from 1811 to 1815. He engaged in agricultural pursuits and in 1831 died near Marcellus; interment was in the Old Village Cemetery.
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