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Charles John Biddle
Birth: Apr. 30, 1819
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 28, 1873
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

U.S. Congressman. Graduating from Princeton College in 1837, he studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1840. He served in Mexican War as a Major in the Regiment of Voltigeurs-Foot Riflemen and then resumed the practice of law in Philadelphia. During the Civil War, he served in the Union Army as a Colonel in command 42nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. While still in the military he declined a commission to Brigadier General, when elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of E. Joy Morris, serving (1861-63). An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he was editor in chief of the Philadelphia Age until his death at age 54. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Nicholas Biddle (1786 - 1844)
  Jane Margaret Craig Biddle (1793 - 1856)
 
 Spouse:
  Emma Mather Biddle (1831 - 1918)
 
 Children:
  Jane Emma Biddle Dixon (1853 - 1923)*
  Charles John Biddle (1857 - 1923)*
  John Craig Biddle (1859 - 1946)*
  Dillon Biddle (1861 - 1933)*
  Adele Biddle Thomas (1863 - 1940)*
  Alexander Mercer Biddle (1865 - 1946)*
  Katherine Craig Biddle (1872 - 1919)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nicholas Craig Biddle (____ - 1814)*
  Edward B. Biddle (1815 - 1872)*
  Charles John Biddle (1819 - 1873)
  James Craig Biddle (1823 - 1910)*
  Meta Craig Biddle Biddle (1825 - 1913)*
  Adele Biddle (1828 - 1909)*
  Jane Biddle (1830 - 1915)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Peter's Episcopal Churchyard
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 08, 2003
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