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Charles John Biddle

  • Birth 30 Apr 1819 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 28 Sep 1873 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 7666498

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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  • Added: 8 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7666498
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles John Biddle (30 Apr 1819–28 Sep 1873), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7666498, citing Saint Peter's Episcopal Churchyard, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .