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Christopher Augustus BERGEN

(1841-1905)

BERGEN, Christopher Augustus, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Bridge Point, Somerset County, N.J., August 2, 1841; attended Harlingen School and Edge Hill Classical School and was graduated from Princeton College in 1863; studied law; was licensed by the supreme court of New Jersey in 1866 as an attorney and commenced practice in Camden, N.J.; licensed as a counselor in 1869; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1893); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1892; resumed the practice of law; in 1903 moved to Haverford, Montgomery County, Pa., where he died on February 18, 1905; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Camden, N.J.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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