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Joseph E. EDSALL


EDSALL, Joseph E., a Representative from New Jersey; born in Rudeville, near Hamburg, Sussex County, N.J., in 1789; attended the common schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits; operated a distillery and a tannery; served as county clerk; member of the New Jersey house of assembly; served as judge of the court of common pleas; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Congresses (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1849); died in Hamburg, N.J., in 1865; interment in the Baptist Burying Ground.

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