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Frederick Halstead TEESE

(1823-1894)

TEESE, Frederick Halstead, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Newark, N.J., October 21, 1823; was graduated from Princeton College in 1843; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1846 and commenced practice in Newark, N.J.; member of the State house of assembly in 1860 and 1861, serving as speaker in 1861; presiding judge of the court of common pleas of Essex County from 1864 until his resignation in 1872; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); declined the nomination for reelection in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in New York City January 7, 1894; interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Newark, N.J.

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

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