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Charles Augustus ELDREDGE

(1820-1896)

ELDREDGE, Charles Augustus, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Bridport, Vt., February 27, 1820; moved with his parents to Canton, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., in 1825; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1846 and commenced practice in Canton, N.Y.; moved to Fond du Lac, Wis., in 1848 and continued the practice of his profession; member of the State senate 1854-1856; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1875); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1874; resumed the practice of law; died in Fond du Lac, Wis., October 26, 1896; interment in Rienzi Cemetery.

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

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