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Charles Edward DUDLEY

(1780-1841)
Senate Years of Service:
1829-1833
Party:
Jacksonian

DUDLEY, Charles Edward, a Senator from New York; born in Johnston Hall, Staffordshire, England, May 23, 1780; immigrated to the United States with his mother, who settled in Newport, R.I., in 1794; entered a counting room as clerk; moved to Albany, N.Y., where he engaged in the mercantile business; member of the State senate 1820-1825; mayor of Albany 1821-1824, 1828-1829; elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Martin Van Buren and served from January 15, 1829, to March 3, 1833; became interested in astronomical science; died in Albany, N.Y., January 23, 1841; interment in the Rural Cemetery.

Bibliography

Dictionary of American Biography.

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

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