Elbridge G. Lapham

Elbridge G. Lapham

Elbridge Gerry Lapham
United States Senator
from New York
In office
October 11, 1881 – March 4, 1885
Preceded by Roscoe Conkling
Succeeded by William M. Evarts
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 27th district
In office
March 4, 1875 – July 29, 1881
Preceded by Thomas C. Platt
Succeeded by James Wolcott Wadsworth
Personal details
Born (1814-10-18)October 18, 1814
Farmington, New York
Died January 8, 1890(1890-01-08) (aged 75)
Canandaigua, New York
Political party Republican
Profession Politician, Lawyer

Elbridge Gerry Lapham (October 18, 1814 – January 8, 1890) was a U.S. Senator from New York from 1881–1885.


Lapham attended the public schools and the Canandaigua Academy. He studied civil engineering and law and was admitted to the bar in 1844 and practiced in Canandaigua, New York.

He was a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1867-68. He was elected as a Republican to the 44th, 45th, 46th and 47th United States Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1875, to July 29, 1881, when he resigned after his election to the U.S. Senate. He was one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1876 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against ex-U.S. Secretary of War William W. Belknap.

He was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate on July 22, 1881, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Roscoe Conkling and served from October 11, 1881, to March 4, 1885. He was not a candidate for re-election. He was Chairman of