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.
BibliographyField, Earle. Charles B. Sedgwicks Letters From Washington,
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