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Luther W. Mott

Born: Nov 30, 1874

Death: Jul 10, 1923

Birthplace: Oswego

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Luther W. Mott

Date of Birth : Nov 30, 1874
Date of Death : Jul 10, 1923
Birth Place : Oswego

Luther Wright Mott was a United States Representative from New York. Born in Oswego, he attended the public schools and graduated from Harvard University in 1896. Mott began his career at the First National Bank of Oswego, which was owned by his family, and he eventually became the bank's cashier and vice president. He was a founder of the Oswego Chamber of Commerce, created by merging two other organizations, and he served as its president. A civic activist, Mott was a trustee of the Presbyterian church he attended, the public library in Oswego, and Oswego's Home for the Homeless and Orphan Asylum. In 1907 Mott was appointed state Banking Commissioner, but served just five days before resigning on the grounds of ill health. He was a delegate to the 1908 Republican National Convention and he was president of the New York State Bankers' Association from 1910 until 1911. Mott was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-Second and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1911 until his death in Oswego in 1923. During his service in Congress Mott advocated women's suffrage and prohibition.


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  • Banker

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