Nathaniel B. Eldredge

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Nathaniel Buel Eldredge (born March 28, 1813 in Auburn , New York , †  November 27, 1893 in Adrian , Michigan ) was an American politician . Between 1883 and 1887 he represented the state of Michigan in the US House of Representatives .


Nathaniel Eldredge attended public schools in his home country and then studied medicine at Fairfield Medical College . He then worked as a doctor in Commerce, Michigan. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party . In 1845 he became an administrative clerk with the Michigan Senate . In 1848 he was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives. From 1852 to 1856 he was a probate judge. After studying law and being admitted to the bar in 1854, he began to work in his new profession. He also held a number of local offices during this period. During the civil war between 1861 and 1863 he rose from captain to lieutenant colonel in the army of the Union .

In 1874, Eldredge was sheriff in Lenawee County . In the congressional elections of 1882 he was elected to the US House of Representatives in Washington, DC in the second constituency of Michigan , where he succeeded Edwin Willits on April 4, 1883 . After being re-elected, he was able to complete two terms in Congress until March 3, 1887 . Between 1885 and 1887 he was chairman of the pension committee.

After leaving the US House of Representatives, Nathaniel Eldredge retired from politics. He died on November 27, 1893 in Adrian, where he was also buried.

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