SWEETSER, Charles, (1808 - 1864)


SWEETSER, Charles, a Representative from Ohio; born in Dummerston, Vt., January 22, 1808; moved with his parents to Delaware, Ohio, in 1817; attended the public schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1832 and commenced practice in Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1853); chairman, Committee on Public Expenditures (Thirty-second Congress); resumed the practice of law; died in Delaware, Ohio, April 14, 1864; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.