Charles B. Sedgwick

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Charles B. Sedgwick

Charles Baldwin Sedgwick (March 15, 1815 – February 3, 1883) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.


Sedgwick, son of Stephen Sedgwick and Anna Baldwin, was born March 15, 1815 in Ithaca, New York, and attended Pompey Hill Academy and Hamilton College. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1848, and commenced practice in Syracuse, New York.

Sedgwick was elected as a Republican to the 36th and 37th United States Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1859, to March 3, 1863. He was Chairman of the Committee on Naval Affairs (37th C.).

He engaged for the next two years in codifying naval laws for the Navy Department at Washington, D.C. and then resumed the practice of law in Syracuse.

He died February 3, 1883 in Syracuse, New York; and was buried at the Oakwood Cemetery there.

State Senator Henry J. Sedgwick (1812–1868) was his brother.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Amos P. Granger
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 24th congressional district

Succeeded by
Theodore M. Pomeroy