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Nathaniel Buel ELDREDGE

(1813-1893)

ELDREDGE, Nathaniel Buel, a Representative from Michigan; born in Auburn, N.Y., March 28, 1813; attended the common schools; attended Fairfield Medical College; engaged in the practice of medicine in Commerce, Oakland County, Mich.; clerk of the Michigan senate in 1845; member of the State house of representatives in 1848; judge of probate 1852-1856; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in 1854; held several minor offices; enrolled as captain of Company G, Seventh Regiment, Michigan Volunteers, June 19, 1861; was honorably discharged as a lieutenant colonel January 7, 1863; elected sheriff of Lenawee County in 1874; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1887); chairman, Committee on Pensions (Forty-ninth Congress); died in Adrian, Mich., on November 27, 1893; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

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

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