William G. Steele

William Gaston Steele (December 17, 1820, Somerville, New Jersey – April 22, 1892, Somerville, New Jersey) was an American Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 3rd congressional district from 1861 to 1865.

William Gaston Steele
Mathew Brady Collection, Library of Congress
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1865
Preceded byGarnett Adrain
Succeeded byCharles Sitgreaves
Personal details
BornDecember 17, 1820
Somerville, New Jersey
DiedApril 22, 1892(1892-04-22) (aged 71)
Somerville, New Jersey
Political partyDemocratic

Steele was born in Somerville, New Jersey on December 17, 1820, where he attended the public schools and Somerville Academy. He engaged in banking.

Steele was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses, serving in office from March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1865. His vote on the Thirteenth Amendment is recorded as nay.

After leaving Congress, he engaged in the brokerage business. He died in Somerville on April 22, 1892, and was interred in Somerville Cemetery in Somerville.

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "William G. Steele (id: S000839)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • William Gaston Steele at The Political Graveyard
  • William G. Steele at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1865
Succeeded by