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Augustus BRANDEGEE

(1828-1904)

BRANDEGEE, Augustus, (father of Frank Bosworth Brandegee), a Representative from Connecticut; born in New London, Conn., July 15, 1828; pursued preparatory studies; was graduated from Yale College in 1849 and from the Yale Law School in 1851; was admitted to the bar in 1851 and commenced practice in New London; member of the State house of representatives 1854, 1858, 1859, and 1861, and served as speaker the last term; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1867); was not a candidate for reelection in 1866; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864, the Loyalist Convention at Philadelphia in 1866, and the Republican National Conventions in 1880 and 1884; resumed the practice of law; corporation counsel of New London in 1897 and 1898; died in New London, Conn., November 10, 1904; interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

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

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