SEDGWICK, Charles Baldwin, (1815 - 1883)


SEDGWICK, Charles Baldwin, a Representative from New York; born in Pompey, Onondaga County, N.Y., March 15, 1815; attended Pompey Hill Academy, and Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1848 and commenced practice in Syracuse, N.Y.; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1863); chairman, Committee on Naval Affairs (Thirty-seventh Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1862; engaged for the next two years in codifying naval laws for the Navy Department at Washington, D.C.; resumed the practice of law in Syracuse, N.Y., where he died February 3, 1883; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.


Bibliography

Field, Earle. “Charles B. Sedgwick’s Letters From Washington, 1859-1861.” Mid-America 49 (April 1967): 129-39.