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 Charles August Sulzer

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Charles August Sulzer

  • Birth 24 Feb 1879 Roselle, Union County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 28 Apr 1919 Alaska, USA
  • Burial Hillside, Union County, New Jersey, USA
  • Plot Section A, Lot 128
  • Memorial ID 13122

US Congressman. Born in Roselle, New Jersey, the younger brother of New York Governor William A, Sulzer, he was attending the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York when he dropped out to explore Alaska and developing mining there. He became a mining magnate there, and parlayed that prominence into an election first to the Alaska Territorial Senate in 1914, then as as a Delegate from Alaska Territory to the United States House of Representatives. He served one full term from 1917 to 1919. His next term was contested by James Wickersham, and Charles Sulzer died in Alaska before Congress reconvened to decide on the seat. Despite spending most of his adult life in Alaska, his remains were returned to lie in his family's plot in New Jersey.

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  • Added: 20 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13122
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charles August Sulzer (24 Feb 1879–28 Apr 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13122, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside, Union County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .