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Marcus Lawrence WARD

(1812-1884)

WARD, Marcus Lawrence, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Newark, N.J., November 9, 1812; received a limited schooling; engaged in candle manufacturing; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860 and 1864; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of New Jersey in 1862; elected Governor in 1865 and served from January 16, 1866, to January 18, 1869; was chairman of the Republican National Committee in 1866; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress; died in Newark, N.J., April 25, 1884; interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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

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