Biography of Milton De Lano
Madison County, NY Biographies





De Lano, Milton, of Madison county, N. Y., son of Henry and Elizabeth De Lano, was born near Wampsville, Madison county, N. Y., August 11, 1844. His mother was born but a short distance from his birthplace in 1813. His father died at Canastota on Milton's fourteenth birthday, since which time the latter has wholly maintained himself. He received an ordinary education and was brought up a merchant's clerk and conducted a store for eight years. He was three times elected clerk of his native township, serving in 1867, 1868 and 1869, and was twice elected sheriff of his native county, serving in 1873, 1874, 1875, 1879, 1880, and 1881; he was a delegate from his native district to the National Republican Convention in 1884, his colleague being United States Senator Thomas C. Platt. He organized the Canastota Banking House in August, 1876, which he individually conducted until August, 1887, when he reorganized under the laws of New York State, naming the same "State Bank of Canastota," taking the cashiership thereof, which he has held since. He was elected from the Twenty sixth New York District to the Fiftieth Congress and reelected to the Fifty first Congress as a Republican from his native district, embracing the counties of Broome, Chenango, Madison and Tioga. During the Fifty first Congress he was chairman of the Committee on Tensions, and declined to be a candidate for renomination. He aided in enlarging the Canastota High School district in 1883, when he was elected a member of the Board of Education thereof and has been elected every three years to the same position, serving for eighteen consecutive years; since 1893 he has been president of said Board of Education.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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