CASTLE, James Nathan, (1836 - 1903)


CASTLE, James Nathan, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Shefford, Province of Quebec, Canada, May 23, 1836; attended the public schools; studied law; moved to Afton, Washington County, Minn., in 1862 and taught school; completed his law studies; was admitted to the bar and practiced; moved to Stillwater, Washington County, Minn., in 1865 and continued the practice of law; elected county attorney in 1866 to fill the unexpired term of his deceased brother; city attorney in 1868; elected to the State senate in 1868 and 1878, and again in 1882; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893); chairman, Committee on Mileage (Fifty-second Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress; engaged in the practice of law until his death in Stillwater, Minn., January 2, 1903; interment in Fairview Cemetery.