Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Cattell, Alexander Gilmore

Cattell, Alexander Gilmore, a Senator from New Jersey; born in Salem, N.J., February 12, 1816; received an academic education; engaged in mercantile pursuits in his native town until 1846; member of the New Jersey General Assembly in 1840, and served as clerk of that body 1842-1844; member of the State constitutional convention in 1844; moved to Philadelphia in 1846 and engaged in business and banking; member of the Philadelphia City Council 1848-1853; organized the Corn Exchange Bank and was president 1858-1871; moved to Merchantville, N.J., in 1863; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to succeed John P. Stockton, whose seat was declared vacant, and served from September 19, 1866, to March 3, 1871; was not a candidate for reelection; appointed by President Grant a member of the first United States Civil Service Commission and served two years, resigning to accept the position of United States financial agent in London, serving in 1873 and 1874; member of New Jersey Board of Tax Assessors 1884-1891, and was president 1889-1891; appointed member of the State board of education in 1891 for a term of three years; died in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y., April 8, 1894; interment in Colestown Cemetery, near Merchantville, Camden County, N.J.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Cattell, Alexander Gilmore," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.960 Original Sources, accessed September 23, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBZKZQPAFB22NQX.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Cattell, Alexander Gilmore." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.960, Original Sources. 23 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBZKZQPAFB22NQX.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Cattell, Alexander Gilmore' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.960. Original Sources, retrieved 23 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DBZKZQPAFB22NQX.