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John Henry CAPSTICK

(1856-1918)

CAPSTICK, John Henry, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Lawrence, Mass., September 2, 1856; attended the public schools of Lawrence; moved with his parents to Providence, R.I., in 1868; attended a business college; member of the Rhode Island Militia in 1870 and 1871; moved to Montville, N.J., in 1883, and engaged in the manufacture of textile fabrics the same year; member of the State sewerage commission 1905-1908; president of the State board of health 1908-1914; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses and served from March 4, 1915, until his death in Montville, Morris County, N.J., March 17, 1918; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Boonton, N.J.

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

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