CUTLER, Augustus William, (1827 - 1897)


CUTLER, Augustus William, (great-grandson of Silas Condict), a Representative from New Jersey; born in Morristown, Morris County, N.J., October 22, 1827; spent the early part of his life on a farm; attended the common schools and Yale College; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1849 and commenced practice in Morristown, N.J.; prosecutor of the pleas for Morris County 1856-1861; elected president of the board of education in 1870; member of the State senate 1871-1874; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1873; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1879); chairman, Committee on Agriculture (Forty-fifth Congress); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1878; resumed the practice of law at Morristown; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1880 to the Forty-seventh Congress and again in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress; died in Morristown, N.J., January 1, 1897; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.