Charles St. John

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Charles St. John
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 11th district
In office
1871–1873
Preceded byCharles Van Wyck
Succeeded byClarkson Nott Potter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 12th district
In office
1873–1875
Preceded byJohn H. Ketcham
Succeeded byNathaniel H. Odell
Personal details
Born(1818-10-08)October 8, 1818
Mount Hope, New York, U.S.
DiedJuly 6, 1891(1891-07-06) (aged 72)
Port Jervis, New York, U.S.
Resting placeLaurel Grove Cemetery, Port Jervis, New York, U.S.
Political partyRepublican

Charles St. John (October 8, 1818 – July 6, 1891) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Biography[edit]

St. John was born on October 8, 1818 in Mount Hope, New York. He attended the common schools and Goshen and Newburgh (New York) Academies. He engaged in lumbering on the Delaware River and in mercantile pursuits and banking at Port Jervis, New York. He served as internal revenue collector and later as president of the Barrett Bridge Co..

St. John was elected as a Republican to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1875), after which he resumed his former business activities.

He died in Port Jervis on July 6, 1891 and was interred in Laurel Grove Cemetery.

Legacy[edit]

In 1888 St. John built the High Point Inn at New Jersey's highest point High Point, New Jersey. The Inn would form the basis for the home of Anthony R. Kuser who converted it into a lodge before ultimately donating it to New Jersey in 1923.[1]

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles Van Wyck
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 11th congressional district

1871–1873
Succeeded by
Clarkson N. Potter
Preceded by
John H. Ketcham
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 12th congressional district

1873–1875
Succeeded by
N. Holmes Odell

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.