Theodore M. Pomeroy

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Theodore Medad Pomeroy
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26th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
In office
March 3, 1869 – March 4, 1869
President Andrew Johnson
Preceded by Schuyler Colfax
Succeeded by James G. Blaine
Member of U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 24th
In office
March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1869
Preceded by Charles B. Sedgwick
Succeeded by George W. Cowles
Member of U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 25th district
In office
March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863
Preceded by Martin Butterfield
Succeeded by Daniel Morris
Personal details
Born December 31, 1824
Cayuga, New York
Died March 23, 1905 (aged 80)
Auburn, New York
Political party Republican
Alma mater Hamilton College
Profession Law

Theodore Medad Pomeroy (December 31, 1824 – March 23, 1905) was an American politician from New York. He served in the House of Representatives as a Republican from 1861 to 1869, and was for a few hours Speaker of the House, from Vice President-elect Schuyler Colfax's resignation on March 3, 1869, until the session was adjourned sine die.


Pomeroy left politics briefly to become a banker (he had been vice-president and general counsel with American Express in 1868).[1]

Pomeroy return to politics as mayor of Auburn, New York from 1875 to 1876,[2] then as a member of the New York State Senate (25th D.) in 1878 and 1879.

Retired from public life after 1879, Pomeroy died in Auburn in 1905.

State Senator Robert Watson Pomeroy (1902–1989) was his grandson.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Martin Butterfield
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 25th congressional district

March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863
Succeeded by
Daniel Morris
Preceded by
Charles B. Sedgwick
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 24th congressional district

March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1869
Succeeded by
George W. Cowles
New York State Senate
Preceded by
William B. Woodin
New York State Senate
25th District

Succeeded by
Dennis McCarthy