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John Leake Newbold STRATTON

(1817-1889)

STRATTON, John Leake Newbold, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Mount Holly, Burlington County, N.J., November 27, 1817; attended private schools at Mount Holly; prepared for college at Mendham; graduated from Princeton College, 1836; lawyer, private practice; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and to the succeeding Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1863); was not a candidate for renomination in 1862; delegate to the Union National Convention of Conservatives at Philadelphia, 1866; president of the Farmers’ National Bank of Mount Holly in 1875; died on May 17, 1889, Mount Holly, N.J.; interment in St. Andrews Cemetery.

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

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