William Augustus Newell

William Augustus Newell

Birth
Franklin, Warren County, Ohio, USA
Death 8 Aug 1901 (aged 83)
Allentown, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Allentown, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 7617681 · View Source
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25th New Jersey Governor, Washington Territorial Governor, US Congressman. A physician who graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, he served two separate terms in Congress that were 14 years apart. He twice represented New Jersey’s 2nd District as a in the United States House of Representatives, serving first as a Whig from 1847 to 1851, then as a Republican from 1865 to 1867. In 1857 he was elected as the 25th Governor of New Jersey, and served from 1857 until 1860. During the Civil War he medical training was called upon, as he served as the superintending surgeon of Monmouth County Militia. When he was defeated for his Congressional seat in 1867 by Congressman Charles Haight, he resumed his medical practice until 1877, when he made an unsuccessful bid to return to the Governorship (losing to former Civil War Union General George Brinton McClellan). In 1880 he was appointed Governor of the Territory of Washington by President Chester A. Arthur, and served from 1880 to 1884. He died in Allentown, New Jersey on 1901.

Bio by: Russ Dodge



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  • Find A Grave Memorial 7617681
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Augustus Newell (5 Sep 1817–8 Aug 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7617681, citing Allentown Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Allentown, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .