Edmund Platt (
February 2, 1865- August 7, 1939) was a United States Representativefrom New York. Born in Poughkeepsie, he attended a private school and Riverview Academy. He graduated from Eastman Business Collegein Poughkeepsie and learned the printer's trade. He graduated from Harvard Universityin 1888 and taught school and studied law. He moved to Wisconsinand edited the "Superior Evening Telegram" in 1890 and 1891. He returned to Poughkeepsie in 1891 and engaged in editing and publishing the "Poughkeepsie Eagle"; he was also a member of the board of water commissioners of Poughkeepsie.
Platt was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third and to the three succeeding Congresses and held office from
March 4, 1913to June 7, 1920, when he resigned to accept appointment by President Woodrow Wilsonto the Federal Reserve Board. While in the House of Representatives, he was chairman of the Committee on Banking and Currency (Sixty-sixth Congress). Platt became vice governor of the Federal Reserve Board in August 1920 and served until 1930 when he resigned. He returned to Poughkeepsie and engaged in an extensive banking business; he died in Chazy while on a visit in 1939; interment was in the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery.
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