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John Arnot Jr.
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
March 4, 1885 – November 20, 1886
Preceded by Stephen C. Millard
Succeeded by Thomas S. Flood
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
Preceded by David P. Richardson
Succeeded by Ira Davenport
Personal details
Born (1831-03-11)March 11, 1831
Elmira, New York
Died November 20, 1886(1886-11-20) (aged 55)
Elmira, New York
Citizenship  United States
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Ann Elizabeth Hulett Arnot
Children John Hulett Arnot

Edward Munson Arnot

Matthias Charles Arnot

Profession Attorney
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank Major
Battles/wars Civil War

John Arnot Jr. (March 11, 1831 – November 20, 1886) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Born in Elmira, New York, Arnot was educated at private schools in his native city. He entered Yale College, but left before graduation to enter business.

Career[edit | edit source]

Upon the death of his father, Arnot became engaged in banking in Elmira. He served as president of the village from 1859 to 1864, and as president of the board of trustees of the village of Elmira in 1859, 1860, and 1864. He married Ann Elizabeth Hulett and they had three children, John Hulett, Edward Munson, and Matthias Charles.[1]

During the Civil War Arnot served as Army paymaster with the rank of major in Elmira. When the village was chartered as a city, he was elected mayor in 1864, 1870, and 1874. He declined the proffered nomination as Democratic candidate for Congress in 1882, but accepted nomination at a subsequent convention.

Arnot was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress as Representative for New York's twenty-ninth district; and the Forty-ninth Congress as Representative for New York's twenty-eighth district. He served from March 4, 1883, until his death.[2]

Death and legacy[edit | edit source]

Arnot died in Elmira, Chemung County, New York, November 20, 1886 (age 55 years, 254 days). He is interred at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York.[3]

Arnot was an active communicant at Trinity Church (Elmira, New York). A memorial chapel was built on the church campus in honor of him and his family with donations provided by his sister, Mariana Tuttle Arnot Ogden. She was the wife of William Butler Ogden, and she was also the major benefactor of the Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "John Arnot Jr.". Find A Grave. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/18784064. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  2. "John Arnot Jr.". Govtrack US Congress. http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/john_arnot/400943. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  3. "John Arnot Jr.". The Political Graveyard. http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/arnoldus-arzeno.html. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 

External links[edit | edit source]

  • John Arnot, Jr. at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
David P. Richardson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 29th congressional district

March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1885
Succeeded by
Ira Davenport
Preceded by
Stephen C. Millard
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 28th congressional district

March 4, 1885 - November 20, 1886 (death)
Succeeded by
Thomas S. Flood

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