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Charles August SULZER

(1879-1919)

SULZER, Charles August, (brother of William Sulzer), a Delegate from the Territory of Alaska; born in Roselle, Union County, N.J., February 24, 1879; attended the public schools, Pingry School, Elizabeth, N.J., Berkeley Academy, New York City, and the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.; during the Spanish-American War served with the Fourth Regiment, New Jersey Volunteer Infantry; moved to Alaska in 1902 and engaged in mining; member of the Alaska Territorial senate in 1914; presented credentials as a Democratic Delegate-elect to the Sixty-fifth Congress and served from March 4, 1917, to January 7, 1919, when he was succeeded by James Wickersham, who contested his election; presented credentials as a Delegate-elect to the Sixty-sixth Congress and served from March 4, 1919, until his death in Sulzer, Alaska, April 28, 1919, before the convening of Congress; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Elizabeth, N.J.

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

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