Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans
The Twentieth Century
Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume V
He was directed to vacate the office by President Johnson who appointed his successor, but the U.S. senate refused to confirm the appointment and he held over. He was a representative in the 40th congress, 1867-68, having been elected in a Democratic district by a large majority; was defeated in the election to the 41st congress but was elected again to the 42d congress and was made chairman of the committee on public buildings and grounds and a member of the sub-committee on retrenchment which secured reforms in the treasury department.
He refused a renomination in 1872 and was the unsuccessful Republican candidate for governor of New Jersey in opposition to Joel Parker in the same year. He was president of the association formed to preserve Washington's headquarters at Morristown, N.J.; and was a member of the New Jersey historical society, the State agricultural society, the Newark library association and of various financial institutions. He died at Newark, N.J., March 31, 1894.
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