NAUDAIN, Arnold, (1790 - 1872)

Senate Years of Service: 1830-1836
Party: Anti-Jacksonian

NAUDAIN, Arnold, a Senator from Delaware; born near Dover, Del., January 6, 1790; completed preparatory studies; graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1806 and from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1810 and commenced the practice of medicine in Dover, Del.; surgeon general of the Delaware Militia in the War of 1812; member, State house of representatives 1823-1827, serving as speaker in 1826; elected in 1829 to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Louis McLane; reelected in 1832 and served from January 13, 1830, until his resignation on June 16, 1836; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Delaware in 1832; chairman, Committee on Claims (Twenty-fourth Congress); resumed the practice of medicine in Wilmington, Del.; member, State senate 1836-1839; collector of the port of Wilmington, Del., 1841-1845; moved to Philadelphia, Pa., in 1845 and practiced medicine; died in Odessa, New Castle County, Del., January 4, 1872; interment in the Old Drawyer's Presbyterian Churchyard.