Nicholas Thomas Kane
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 19th district
March 4, 1887 - September 14, 1887
|Born||September 12, 1846|
County Waterford, Ireland, U.K.
|Died||September 14, 1887 (aged 41)|
Albany, New York, U.S.
|Cause of death||Tuberculosis|
|Resting place||St. Agnes Cemetery, Colonie, New York, U.S.|
Nicholas Thomas Kane (September 12, 1846 - September 14, 1887) was a U.S. Representative from New York.
Life and career
Nicholas T. Kane was born in County Waterford in Ireland (then a part of the U.K.) on September 12, 1846. His family moved to the United States in 1848 and settled near Albany, New York, and Kane attended the local schools.
He enlisted in the Union Army in 1863, joining the 20th New York Cavalry. He attained the rank of Corporal twice, and each time was reduced to Private. Kane served until the end of the war in 1865, and afterwards remained active in the Grand Army of the Republic.
After the war, Kane worked in woolen mills in New York and Rhode Island, as did several of his brothers and other relatives. He became wealthy as the owner and operator of several successful mills in New York.
A Democrat, Kane was Watervliet's Town Supervisor and represented Watervliet on the Albany County Board of Supervisors from 1883 to 1885. He was president of the county board in 1885.
In 1886 Kane was elected to the 50th United States Congress. He served from March 4, 1887, until his death from tuberculosis in Albany on September 14, 1887, before the Congressional session started. (At the time, elections were held in November, terms began the following March 4, and the Congressional session began in the following December.)
He was interred in St. Agnes Cemetery, Colonie, New York.
- ^ U.S. Government Printing Office, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1961, 1961, page 1143
- ^ George Baker Anderson, Landmarks of Rensselaer County, New York, 1897, pages 295-296
- ^ Pittston Gazette, Death of Congressman-Elect Kane, September 15, 1887, retrieved via West Pittston Library Collection, July 2, 2014
- ^ New York Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900, entry for Nicholas Kane, retrieved July 2, 2014
- ^ U.S. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, entry for Nicholas Kane, retrieved July 2, 2014
- ^ Grand Army of the Republic, Department of New York, Abstract of General Orders and Proceedings of the Annual Encampment, Volume 22, 1888, page 127
- ^ Grand Army of the Republic, Journal of the National Encampment, Volume 21, 1886, page 20
- ^ Wade's Fibre and Fabric, Labor Matters at Cohoes, N.Y., Volume 4, January 22, 1887, page 371
- ^ A.J. Weise, History of the Seventeen Towns of Rensselaer County, pages 140-141
- ^ Mary D. French, Andrew St. J. Mace, Sand Lake Historical Society, Sand Lake Revisited, 2007, page 18
- ^ Fibre and Fabric, Syracuse, N.Y., December 3, 1892
- ^ Albany County Board of Supervisors, Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Albany, 1922, pages 793-794
- ^ History of the city of Watervliet, N.Y., 1630 to 1910, 1910, pages 107-108
- ^ Albany Times, Funeral of N. T. Kane, September 16, 1887
- ^ Rome (N.Y.) Daily Sentinel, Congressman-elect Kane is Dying, September 4, 1887
- ^ Marion (Ohio) Star, Congressman Kane Dead, September 15, 1887
- ^ Thomas E. Spencer, Where They're Buried, 1998, page 243