ELDREDGE, Charles Augustus

1820–1896

Biography

ELDREDGE, Charles Augustus, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Bridport, Vt., February 27, 1820; moved with his parents to Canton, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., in 1825; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1846 and commenced practice in Canton, N.Y.; moved to Fond du Lac, Wis., in 1848 and continued the practice of his profession; member of the State senate 1854-1856; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1875); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1874; resumed the practice of law; died in Fond du Lac, Wis., October 26, 1896; interment in Rienzi Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: In the Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1864, 1 item. A letter from Charles A. Eldredge.

Milwaukee Public Library

Milwaukee, WI
Papers: In the Charles Lanman Papers, 1858-1865, 1 folder. Includes biographical and autobiographical statements concerning Charles A. Eldredge.

Wisconsin Historical Society

Madison, WI
Papers: 1864-1880, 0.1 cubic foot. Includes miscellaneous papers of Charles Eldredge while in the U.S. House of Representatives, including correspondence, invitations and cards, and a Confederate bond of $500 made out to R. S. Box.
Papers: In George H. Paul Papers, 1834-1889, 3.8 cubic feet. Includes correspondence with Congressman Charles Eldredge on relations between President Johnson and Congress in 1866. A finding aid is available in the repository.
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