Elbridge G. Lapham

Elbridge Gerry Lapham
United States Senator
from New York
In office
July 29, 1881 March 4, 1885
Preceded by Roscoe Conkling
Succeeded by William M. Evarts
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 27th district
In office
March 4, 1875  July 29, 1881
Preceded by Thomas C. Platt
Succeeded by James Wolcott Wadsworth
Personal details
Born (1814-10-18)October 18, 1814
Farmington, New York
Died January 8, 1890(1890-01-08) (aged 75)
Canandaigua, New York
Political party Republican
Profession Politician, Lawyer

Elbridge Gerry Lapham (October 18, 1814  January 8, 1890) was a U.S. Senator from New York from 18811885.


Lapham attended the public schools and the Canandaigua Academy. He studied civil engineering and law and was admitted to the bar in 1844 and practiced in Canandaigua, New York.

He was a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1867-68. He was elected as a Republican to the 44th, 45th, 46th and 47th United States Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1875, to July 29, 1881, when he resigned after his election to the U.S. Senate. He was one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1876 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against ex-U.S. Secretary of War William W. Belknap.

He was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate on July 22, 1881, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Roscoe Conkling and served to March 4, 1885. He was not a candidate for re-election. He was Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Fish and Fisheries (48th Congress).

Afterwards he resumed the practice of law in Canandaigua. He died at “Glen Gerry,” on Canandaigua Lake, on January 8, 1890 and was buried at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Canandaigua.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas C. Platt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 27th congressional district

Succeeded by
James W. Wadsworth
United States Senate
Preceded by
Roscoe Conkling
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from New York
Served alongside: Warner Miller
Succeeded by
William M. Evarts
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