FIELDER, George Bragg, (1842 - 1906)


FIELDER, George Bragg, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Jersey City, N.J., July 24, 1842; attended private and public schools in his native town, and was graduated from the Dickinson Lyceum in Jersey City and from Selleck’s Academy, Norwalk, Conn.; engaged in banking, and, in company with his father, built the New Jersey Southern and New York, New Hampshire & Willimantic Railroads; enlisted as a private in the Union Army in 1862 and served throughout the Civil War, being promoted to sergeant major and lieutenant; elected register of Hudson County in 1884, and reelected in 1889; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1895); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1894; elected county register for a third time in 1895; died in Windham, N.Y., August 14, 1906; interment in Bay View Cemetery, Jersey City, N.J.