RANDOLPH, Theodore Fitz, (1826 - 1883)

Senate Years of Service: 1875-1881
Party: Democrat

RANDOLPH, Theodore Fitz, (son of James Fitz Randolph), a Senator from New Jersey; born in Mansfield, Tioga County, Pa., June 24, 1826; attended the common schools of New Brunswick, N.J., engaged in the coal and iron business; moved to Vicksburg, Miss., and engaged in business in 1840; returned to New Jersey and settled in Jersey City in 1852; became interested in mining and the transportation of ores and was president of the Morris & Essex Railroad; member, State house of assembly 1859; member, State senate 1862-1863; Governor of New Jersey 1869-1872; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1875, to March 3, 1881; chairman, Committee on Military Affairs (Forty-sixth Congress); died in Morristown, Morris County, N.J., November 7, 1883; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.


Bibliography

Dictionary of American Biography.