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Luther Wright Mott

(1874–1923) Born in Oswego, Luther attended the public schools and graduated from Harvard University in 1896. He 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, Luther 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 Luther 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.

Luther 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 Luther actively advocated women's suffrage and prohibition.


Riverside Cemetery

Section X, Lot 10

Old Route 57, East River Road, Oswego, NY 13126

Oswego County

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