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ADRAIN, Garnett Bowditch

1815–1878

Biography

ADRAIN, Garnett Bowditch, a Representative from New Jersey; born in New York City December 15, 1815; moved with his parents to New Brunswick, N.J.; attended the public schools; was graduated from Rutgers College, New Brunswick, in 1833; studied law in the office of his brother; was licensed as an attorney in 1836 and as a counselor in 1839; commenced the practice of law in New Brunswick, N.J.; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress and as an Anti-Lecompton Democrat to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861); chairman, Committee on Engraving (Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection in 1860; resumed the practice of his profession; died in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, N.J., August 17, 1878; interment in Van Liew Cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

Rutgers University
Special Collections and Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

New Brunswick, NJ
Papers: In the Robert Adrain Papers, 1844-1910, 6 volumes. Includes a docket (1844-1877) of Robert Adrain's father, Garnett B. Adrain.
Papers: In the Benjamin Williamson Papers, 1831-1889 (inclusive), 27 items (1 folder). Includes correspondence between Garnett Bowditch Adrain and Benjamin Williamson.
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