United States Fifteenth Amendment

Charles Sitgreaves

"(April 22, 1803 -- March 17, 1878) Charles Sitgreaves was a lawyer, public servant, soldier, member of a town council, mayor, president of a bank and railroad, and American politician. Sitgreaves was born in Easton, Pennsylvania and moved to New Jersey in 1806. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1824. He was a member of Phillipsburg, New Jersey State General Assembly from 1831 to 1833 and a member of the town council in 1834 and 1835. He served as a member in the State senate (1851 - 1854) and was Mayor of Phillipsburg in 1861 and 1862. Charles was also a major commandant in the State militia from 1828 to 1838 and was president of the Belvidere & Delaware Railroad Company and National Bank of Philipsburg (1856 - 1878). Sitgreaves was elected as a Democrat to the 39th and 40th Congresses (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1869), was not reelected. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=S000458]"

Member of New Jersey Delegation - United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866 , New Jersey Delegation - United States Fifteenth Amendment [this display].

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