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  • Hiram Walden was a United States Representative from New York. Walden was born in Pawlet, Vermont on August 21, 1800, where he attended the district schools. He moved to Berne, New York in 1818 and to what became known as Waldenville, in the Town of Wright, Schoharie County, New York in 1821. There he married Sophia Dominick, daughter of John Dominick and Margaretha Ball. Walden was engaged in the manufacture of axes; major general of militia; member of the New York State Assembly in 1836; was one of the supervisors of the town of Wright, New York in 1842; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first Congress; chairman, Committee on Patents; was not a candidate for renomination in 1850 to the Thirty-second Congress; resumed his former manufacturing pursuits; was also employed in the customhouse in New York City; lived in retirement until his death in Waldenville, New York on July 21, 1880; interment in Berne and Beaverdam Cemetery, Berne, New York.

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