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Lucius Quintius Cincinnatus ELMER

(1793-1883)

ELMER, Lucius Quintius Cincinnatus, (son of Ebenezer Elmer and nephew of Jonathan Elmer), a Representative from New Jersey; born in Bridgeton, N.J., February 3, 1793; attended the private schools and was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia; during the War of 1812 served in the militia as a lieutenant of artillery, and was promoted to the rank of brigade major and inspector; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1815 and commenced practice in Bridgeton, N.J.; prosecuting attorney for the State in 1824; member of the State general assembly 1820-1823, serving the last year as speaker; prosecutor of the pleas for Cumberland County in 1824; United States district attorney for the district of New Jersey 1824-1829; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); chairman, Committee on Elections (Twenty-eighth Congress); unsuccessful for reelection in 1844 to the Twenty-ninth Congress; attorney general of New Jersey 1850-1852; justice of the State supreme court from 1852 until 1869 when he retired; died in Bridgeton, N.J., on March 11, 1883; interment in Bridgeton Cemetery.

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

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