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David Wilber

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 20th, 21st, 24th district
In office
1873–1875; 1879–1881; 1887–1890
Preceded by Clinton L. Merriam; Solomon Bundy; John S. Pindar
Succeeded by Henry H. Hathorn; Ferris Jacobs, Jr.; George Van Horn

Born October 5, 1820(1820-10-05)
Quaker Street, New York
Died April 1, 1890 (aged 69)
Oneonta, New York
Political party Republican

David Wilber (October 5, 1820 – April 1, 1890) was a United States Representative from New York and father of congressman David F. Wilber (1859 - 1928).

Born near Quaker Street, Schenectady County, N.Y., moved with his parents to Milford, Otsego County, N.Y.; attended the common schools; engaged in the lumbering trade, hop business, and agricultural pursuits; member of the board of supervisors of Otsego County in 1858, 1859, 1862, 1865, and 1866; director of the Albany and Susquehanna Railroad; director of the Second National Bank of Cooperstown, N.Y.; president of the Wilber National Bank of Oneonta 1874 - 1890; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1875); was not a candidate for renomination in 1874; elected to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879 - March 3, 1881); was not a candidate for renomination in 1880; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1880 and 1888; moved to Oneonta, N.Y., in 1886; again elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth Congress; reelected to the Fifty-first Congress, but owing to ill health took the oath of office at his home and never attended a session; served from March 4, 1887, until his death in Oneonta, Otsego County, N.Y. interment in Glenwood Cemetery.

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Preceded by
Clinton L. Merriam
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 20th congressional district

Succeeded by
Henry H. Hathorn
Preceded by
Solomon Bundy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st congressional district

Succeeded by
Ferris Jacobs, Jr.
Preceded by
John S. Pindar
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 24th congressional district

Succeeded by
George Van Horn


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