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 Carlos French

Carlos French

Birth
Seymour, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Death 14 Apr 1903 (aged 67)
Seymour, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Seymour, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 6858814 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He was successful in manufacturing and is credited with inventing the spiral steel car spring and the corrugated volute spring. Business wise, he was president and treasurer of the Fowler Nail Company, vice president of the H.A. Matthews Manufacturing Company, director of the Union Horse Shoe Nail Company and director of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company. He was a member of the Connecticut State House of Representatives, (1860, 68). In 1887, he was elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth Congress, serving until 1889. After leaving Congress, he resumed his former manufacturing pursuits and corporate connections until his death at age 67.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 17 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6858814
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Carlos French (6 Aug 1835–14 Apr 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6858814, citing Seymour Union Cemetery, Seymour, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .