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George Middleton (American politician)

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George Middleton (October 14, 1800 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – December 31, 1888 in Allentown, New Jersey) was an American Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 2nd congressional district from 1863 to 1865.

George Middleton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865
Preceded byJohn L.N. Stratton
Succeeded byWilliam A. Newell
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
In office
Personal details
BornOctober 14, 1800
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DiedDecember 31, 1888(1888-12-31) (aged 88)
Allentown, New Jersey
Political partyDemocratic

Middleton was born in Philadelphia on October 14, 1800. He moved to Burlington, New Jersey, where he attended the public schools. He became a tanner and moved to Allentown, New Jersey, where he held several local offices. He served as a member of the New Jersey General Assembly in 1858 and 1859.

Middleton was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress, serving in office from March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865, but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1864 to the Thirty-ninth Congress.

After leaving Congress, he resumed the business of tanning. He died in Allentown on December 31, 1888, and was interred in Crosswicks Community Cemetery in Crosswicks, New Jersey.

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "George Middleton (id: M000697)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • George Middleton at The Political Graveyard
  • George Middleton at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John L.N. Stratton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865
Succeeded by
William A. Newell