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Greene Washington CALDWELL

(1806-1864)

CALDWELL, Greene Washington, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Belmont, Gaston County, N.C., April 13, 1806; pursued academic studies; was graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1831 and practiced; assistant surgeon in the United States Army 1832; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Charlotte, N.C.; member of the State house of commons 1836-1841; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); was not a candidate for renomination in 1842; appointed superintendent of the United States Mint at Charlotte in 1844; participated in the war with Mexico as captain of Infantry; commissioned captain of the Third Dragoons April 9, 1847, and was mustered out July 20, 1848; member of the State senate in 1849; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1850 to the Thirty-second Congress; resumed the practice of medicine; died in Charlotte, N.C., July 10, 1864; interment in the Old Cemetery.

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

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