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Charles SITGREAVES

(1803-1878)

SITGREAVES, Charles, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Easton, Pa., April 22, 1803; moved with his parents to New Jersey in 1806; pursued classical studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Easton in 1824 and commenced practice in Phillipsburg, Warren County, N.J.; member of the State general assembly 1831-1833; major commandant in the State militia 1828-1838; member of the town council in 1834 and 1835; served in the State senate 1851-1854; president of the Belvidere & Delaware Railroad Co.; mayor of Phillipsburg, N.J., in 1861 and 1862; president of the National Bank of Phillipsburg 1856-1878; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1869); was not a candidate for renomination in 1868; engaged in banking and railroading; died in Phillipsburg, N.J., March 17, 1878; interment in Seventh Street Cemetery, Easton, Pa.

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

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