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Elisha Dickerson CULLEN

(1799-1862)

CULLEN, Elisha Dickerson, a Representative from Delaware; born in Millsboro, Sussex County, Del., April 23, 1799; attended Princeton College; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1821 and commenced practice in Georgetown, Del; elected as the candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Georgetown, Del., on February 8, 1862; interment in the Presbyterian Churchyard, Lewes, Del.

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

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