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Charles Augustus Eldredge

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Born: February 27, 1820

Birthplace: Bridport, Vermont

Father: William Augustus Eldredge 1795 – 1854

Mother: Rebecca Howe

Wife: Ann Marie Upham 1826 – 1880
(Buried: Rienzi Cemetery, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin)​

Children:

Arch Bishop Eldredge 1853 – 1918​
Mary Rebecca Eldredge Rood 1856 – 1929​
(Buried: Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Illinois)​
Charles Eldredge 1861 – 1939​
(Buried: Rienzi Cemetery, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin)​
Adda Eldredge 1864 – 1955​
(Buried: Rienzi Cemetery, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin)​

Political Party: Democratic Party

Occupation before War:


1846 – 1848: Attorney in Canton, New York​
1848 – 1863: Attorney in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin​
1854 – 1856: Wisconsin State Senator​

Civil War Career:

1848 – 1863: Attorney in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin​
1862: Didn’t support the Emancipation Proclamation.​
1863 – 1875: United States Congressman from Wisconsin​
1863 – 1865: Member of House Revolutionary Claims Committee​
1865 – 1867: Ranking Member of House Naval Affairs Committee​
1865–1867: Ranking Member House Revolutionary Claims Committee​
1865: Opposed the 13th​ Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.​

Occupation after War:

1863 – 1875: United States Congressman from Wisconsin
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1865 – 1877: Opposed Radical Republican Reconstruction.​
1865 – 1867: Ranking Member of House Naval Affairs Committee​
1865–1869: Ranking Member House Revolutionary Claims Committee​
1867 – 1869: Member of House Judiciary Committee​
1868: Voted Nay on the impeachment of Andrew Johnson.​
1869 – 1875: Ranking Member of House Judiciary Committee​
1871 – 1875: Ranking Member of House District of Columbia​
1873: Supporter of Salary Grab Bill costing him his seat in Congress.​
1874: Unsuccessful Candidate for reelection to U.S. Congress.​
1874 – 1896: Attorney in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin​

Died: October 26, 1896

Place of Death: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Age at time of Death: 76 years old

Burial Place: Rienzi Cemetery, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
 
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A listing of cities in Vermont, and Google maps, show no BRIDGEPORT In Vermont. There is a BRIDPORT in Addison county, which adjoins the Hudson River west of Middlebury. Your compendium correction needs mending. TNX
 
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