Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Vance, Robert Johnstone

Vance, Robert Johnstone, a Representative from Connecticut; born in New York City, N.Y., March 15, 1854; attended the common schools; moved to New Britain, Conn., in 1870; attended the high school; city clerk of New Britain from 1878 until his resignation in 1887, having been elected a Representative; engaged in newspaper work and became editor and publisher of the New Britain Herald in 1881; member of the State house of representatives in 1886; elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth Congress (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1889); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1888 to the Fifty-first Congress; resumed his former business pursuits; labor commissioner of Connecticut 1893-1895; mayor of New Britain, Conn., in 1896 and 1897; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1902; died in Montreat, Buncombe County, N.C., where he had gone in search of better health, June 15, 1902; interment in Fairview Cemetery, New Britain, Conn.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Vance, Robert Johnstone," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1948 Original Sources, accessed September 25, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CYVP3L2YJAW9XTX.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Vance, Robert Johnstone." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1948, Original Sources. 25 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CYVP3L2YJAW9XTX.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Vance, Robert Johnstone' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1948. Original Sources, retrieved 25 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CYVP3L2YJAW9XTX.