Charles Goodyear

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Charles Goodyear (1804-1876) — of Schoharie, Schoharie County, N.Y.; Charlottesville, Va.

Born in Cobleskill, Schoharie County, N.Y., April 26, 1804. Democrat. Lawyer; Schoharie County Judge, 1838-47; member of New York state assembly from Schoharie County, 1840; U.S. Representative from New York, 1845-47, 1865-67 (21st District 1845-47, 14th District 1865-67); banker; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1868; Albemarle County Judge.

In 1868 an investment bank in which Goodyear was a partner, Goodyear Brothers & Durand Bankers, No. 18 Broad Street, New York, became insolvent. After liquidating his New York assets and property to help pay the firm's debts, in 1869 Goodyear retired to Charlottesville. He practiced law in Virginia and also served as judge of the Albemarle County Court.

Goodyear died in Charlottesville on April 9, 1876 (age 71), and was interred in Maplewood Cemetery.[1]

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