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Charles SWEETSER

(1808-1864)

SWEETSER, Charles, a Representative from Ohio; born in Dummerston, Vt., January 22, 1808; moved with his parents to Delaware, Ohio, in 1817; attended the public schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1832 and commenced practice in Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1853); chairman, Committee on Public Expenditures (Thirty-second Congress); resumed the practice of law; died in Delaware, Ohio, April 14, 1864; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.

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

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