Thomas Kempshall
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Thomas Kempshall

Thomas Kempshall
4th Mayor of Rochester, New York

March 1837 - 1838
Abraham M. Schermerhorn
Elisha Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 28th district

March 4, 1839 - March 3, 1841
Timothy Childs
Timothy Childs
Personal details
Bornca. 1796 (1796)
England, Kingdom of Great Britain
DiedJanuary 14, 1865(1865-01-14) (aged 68-69)
Rochester, New York, U.S.
Political partyWhig

Thomas Kempshall (ca. 1796 – January 14, 1865) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in England around 1796, Kempshall attended the common schools. He immigrated to the United States with his father, who settled in Pittsford, New York, in 1806. He moved to Rochester, New York, in 1813, where he was employed as a carpenter. He engaged in mercantile pursuits and later became engaged in milling.

He served as member of the board of aldermen of Rochester, New York in 1834 and again in 1844, serving as mayor in 1837. He was an unsuccessful candidate for mayor in 1852.

Kempshall was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839 - March 3, 1841).

He died in Rochester, New York, January 14, 1865, aged about 69 years. He was interred in Mount Hope Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Thomas Kempshall (id: K000087)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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