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CONGER, Omar Dwight, senator, born in Cooperstown, New York, in 1818. He removed with his father, Rev. E. Conger, to Huron county, Ohio, in 1824, and was graduated at Western Reserve in 1842. He was engaged in the geological survey of the Lake Superior iron and copper region from 1845 till 1847, and in 1848 became a lawyer in Port Huron, Michigan. He was elected judge of the St. Clair county court in 1850, and was a state senator from 1855 till 1861, being president pro tempore of the senate in 1859. He was a presidential elector on the Republican ticket in 1864, a member of the State constitutional convention in 1866, and a member of congress from 1869 till 1881, when he was chosen to the United States senate.C0NKLIN, William Augustus, zoologist, born in New York City, 16 March, 1837. He was educated at the public schools, and received the degree of doctor of veterinary science from Columbia veterinary College and that of Ph.D. from Manhattan College. He has been connected with Central park since 1858, and director of the zo61ogical department since 1870. He has travelled three times through Europe, visiting the various zoological gardens, is an honorary or corresponding member of many zoological societies, and is a member of several scientific societies in the United States. Dr. Conklin possesses one of the most complete libraries in the country on the subjects of mammalia and ornithology. He is editor of the "Journal of Comparative Medicine and Surgery" in New York, and has written articles on natural history for various periodicals.
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