Oswego County's: Guide To Government

Nevada N. Stranahan

Nevada N. Stranahan (Republican) who represents the first Oswego District was born of Irish parentage at Granby February 27, 1861 and was educated at the public schools, the Falley Seminary and Columbia College. He is a lawyer and is married, living at Fulton. He has been District Attorney of Oswego County, where he established a reputation as a successful prosecuting officer. He is Vice President of the Fulton and Oswego Falls Rail Road. He has always been a Republican. He served in the Assembly of 1890 as Chairman of the Committee on Privileges and Elections, taking prominent parts in debates. He was re-elected in 1890 by 75 plurality over Wm, B. Howard Democrat, and C.W. Richards, Prohibitionist. In the Legislature of 90-91, Mr. Stranahan was prominent and served with ability on the Committee on Codes and Gas and Electricity. He was re-elected in 1891 by 825 plurality over Michael Gill, Democrat and Charles G. Bacon, Prohibitionist.

Mr. Stranahan, in the session of 1892, introduced a bill, authorizing towns and villages to establish free baths, a bill to provide compensation to certain owners of real estate for the lengthening of certain locks on the Oswego Canal; a bill to prevent the spread of diseases in peach trees and a bill providing time for the holding of town meetings in Oswego County.