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David B. Mellish

David Batcheller Mellish (January 2, 1831 – May 23, 1874) was a United States Representative from New York. Born in Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, he attended the public schools, became a printer in Worcester, taught school in Massachusetts, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, was a proofreader in New York City, a reporter on the New York Tribune, and was a stenographer to the police board of New York City for ten years. He was appointed assistant appraiser of merchandise for the port of New York in 1871.

Mellish was elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress and held office from March

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