United States Congressman from New York
Governor of the State of New York
(1811-1867) Born in Windham, Greene County, N.Y., he completed preparatory studies, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1834, and commenced practice in Lockport, N.Y. He was appointed judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Niagara County, N.Y., and served from 1836-1841. Was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, and Thirtieth Congresses, and served from 1843-1849. He was the chairman of the Committee on Commerce. He was the Comptroller of New York, from 1849-1850. Served as Governor of New York, 1850-1852. Was chairman of the Whig National Convention in 1856. Hunt was tendered as the Democratic nomination for Vice President in 1860, but he declined the position. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1864, and died in New York City, on February 2, 1867. He was interred in Glenwood Cemetery, Lockport, N.Y.
Signature with Place: 5 1/2 x 1 3/4, in ink, W. Hunt, Lockport, N. York.