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Cullen SAWTELLE

(1805-1887)

SAWTELLE, Cullen, a Representative from Maine; born in Norridgewock, Maine, September 25, 1805; received his early education under private tutors and was graduated from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, in 1825; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1828 and practiced in Norridgewock until 1841; register of probate 1830-1838; member of the State senate 1842-1844; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); chairman, Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Twenty-ninth Congress); elected to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851); chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Thirty-first Congress); attorney and credit manager for several mercantile firms in New York City 1852-1882; died in Englewood, Bergen County, N.J., November 10, 1887; interment in Brookside Cemetery.

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

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