Carman A. Newcomb

Carman Adam Newcomb (July 1, 1830 – April 6, 1902) was a nineteenth-century politician, lawyer, judge and marshal from Iowa and Missouri.

Carman Adam Newcomb
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1869
Preceded byHenry T. Blow
Succeeded byGustavus A. Finkelnburg
Member of the Missouri House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
BornJuly 1, 1830
Mercer, Pennsylvania, USA
DiedApril 6, 1902 (aged 71)
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Political partyRepublican
ProfessionPolitician, Lawyer, Judge, Marshal

Life and careerEdit

Born in Mercer, Pennsylvania, Newcomb completed preparatory studies and moved to Kentucky. He later moved to Shreveport, Louisiana, where he studied law and was admitted to the bar. He moved again to West Union, Iowa in 1854 and commenced practicing law. He was judge of the circuit court of Fayette County, Iowa, from 1855 to 1860.

At the outbreak of the Civil War, Newcomb served as captain of Company F in the 3rd Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment from 1861 until his discharge on account of illness in 1862. He moved to Vineland, Missouri and resumed practicing law. He was a member of the Missouri House of Representatives in 1865 and 1866 and was elected a Republican to the United States House of Representatives in 1866, serving from 1867 to 1869, not being a candidate for renomination in 1868.

Afterward, Newcomb was a United States Marshal for the eastern district of Missouri from 1869 to 1875, was census enumerator of St. Louis, Missouri in 1870 and resumed practicing law.


Newcomb died in St. Louis on April 6, 1902, aged 71. He was cremated at the Missouri Crematory and his ashes deposited in a columbarium. He was survived by his son, Carman Adam Newcomb, Jr.

Newcomb's living descendants include his granddaughter, American producer and publicist, Patricia Newcomb.

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Carman A. Newcomb (id: N000065)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-02-14
  • "Carman A. Newcomb". Find a Grave. Retrieved 2008-02-14.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1869
Succeeded by