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Edward Wemple (October 23, 1843 Fultonville, Montgomery County, New York - December 18, 1920 Fultonville, Montgomery County, New York) was an American businessman and politician.


He attended the common schools in Fultonville and Ashland Academy, and graduated from Union College in 1866. Then he studied law for a time and engaged in the foundry business. He was President of the Village of Fultonville in 1873, and Supervisor of the Town of Glen from 1874 to 1876. He was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1877 and 1878.

Wemple was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress and served from March 4, 1883, to March 3, 1885. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1884.

He was a member of the New York State Senate from 1886 to 1887. He was New York State Comptroller from 1888 to 1891, elected in 1887 and 1889.

On November 13, 1895, he was arrested on charges of arson. He had burned down his own foundry, after it had been sold at an assignee's sale, and several other buildings in and around Fultonville. On December 2, he was pronounced insane, and later taken to the Utica Asylum.

He was buried at the Maple Avenue Cemetery in Fultonville.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
George West
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 20th congressional district

Succeeded by
George West
Political offices
Preceded by
Alfred C. Chapin
New York State Comptroller
1888 - 1891
Succeeded by
Frank Campbell

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