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Samuel Gardiner WRIGHT

(1781-1845)

WRIGHT, Samuel Gardiner, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Wrightstown, N.J., November 18, 1781; was mainly self-educated; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Philadelphia, Pa., with a country place near Imlaystown, N.J.; owned several iron furnaces in New Jersey and Delaware; was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth Congress and served from March 4, 1845, until his death near Imlaystown, Monmouth County, N.J., July 30, 1845, before the assembling of Congress; interment in the East Branch Cemetery, near Imlaystown, N.J.

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

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