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Charles Creighton STRATTON

(1796-1859)

STRATTON, Charles Creighton, (uncle of Benjamin Franklin Howey), a Representative from New Jersey; born in Swedesboro, Gloucester County, N.J., March 6, 1796; attended the common schools; was graduated from Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N.J., in 1814; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State general assembly in 1821, 1823, and again in 1829; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1839); presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Twenty-sixth Congress, but the House declined to seat him; reelected to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); was not a candidate for renomination in 1842; member of the State constitutional convention in 1844; Governor of New Jersey from January 21, 1845, to January 17, 1848; resumed agricultural pursuits; resided in Europe in 1857 and 1858; died in Swedesboro, N.J., March 30, 1859; interment in the Episcopal Cemetery.

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

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