Jonathan Scoville
Portrait of Jonathan Scoville
39th Mayor of Buffalo
In office
Preceded byJohn B. Manning
Succeeded byPhilip Becker
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 32nd district
In office
November 12, 1880 – March 3, 1883
Preceded byNathan K. Hall
Succeeded bySolomon G. Haven
Personal details
BornJuly 14, 1830
Salisbury, Connecticut, USA
DiedMarch 4, 1891(1891-03-04) (aged 60)
Salisbury, Connecticut, USA
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)never married

Jonathan Scoville (July 14, 1830 – March 4, 1891) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Salisbury, Connecticut, Scoville attended various educational institutions in Massachusetts, including the scientific department of Harvard University. He engaged in business in Canaan, Connecticut, in 1854 as an iron manufacturer and mine owner. He moved to Buffalo, New York, in 1860 and established a car-wheel foundry, and the next year established another in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Scoville was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Ray V. Pierce. He was reelected to the Forty-seventh Congress and served from November 12, 1880, to March 3, 1883. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1882. He served as mayor of Buffalo in 1884 and 1885. He died in New York City, March 4, 1891. He was interred in Salisbury Cemetery, Salisbury, Connecticut.


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Political offices Preceded byJohn B. Manning Mayor of Buffalo, NY 1884–1885 Succeeded byPhilip Becker U.S. House of Representatives Preceded byRay V. Pierce Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 32nd congressional district 1880-11-12 – 1883 Succeeded byWilliam Findlay Rogers

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