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Emanuel Bernard Hart

(1809 - 1897)

HART, Emanuel Bernard, a Representative from New York; born in New York City October 27, 1809; attended the public schools and prepared for college; engaged in mercantile pursuits; colonel in the militia; member of the board of aldermen in 1845; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); appointed by President Buchanan surveyor of the port of New York and served from 1857 to 1861; member of the city board of assessors; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1868 and practiced; president of Mount Sinai Hospital 1870-1876; commissioner of immigration 1870-1873; excise commissioner in 1879; treasurer of the Society for the Relief of Poor Hebrews; died in New York City August 29, 1897; interment in Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Sources: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress