John C. Brodhead

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John C. Brodhead
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839
Preceded byNicholas Sickles
Succeeded byRufus Palen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1833
Preceded byCharles G. DeWitt
Succeeded byCharles Bodle
Personal details
Born(1780-10-27)October 27, 1780
Modena, New York, U.S.
DiedJanuary 2, 1859(1859-01-02) (aged 78)
Modena, New York, U.S.
Resting placeModena Rural Cemetery
Modena, New York
CitizenshipUS
Political partyJacksonian
Democrat
ProfessionPolitician

John Curtis Brodhead (October 27, 1780 – January 2, 1859) was an American politician in the U.S. state of New York. He represented New York in the United States House of Representatives.

Biography[edit]

Brodhead was born in Modena, New York and attended the district schools. He was engaged in mercantile and agricultural pursuits, and served as Sheriff of Ulster County, New York from 1825 to 1828.[1] He represented New York's 7th congressional district twice in the U.S. House of Representatives. He served first as a Jacksonian in the Twenty-second Congress, serving from March 4, 1831 to March 3, 1833.[2] He was not a candidate for reelection in 1832.

He then served as a Democrat in the Twenty-fifth Congress, serving from March 4, 1837 to March 3, 1839.[3] During the Twenty-fifth Congress, Brodhead served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy.[4] He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1838, and resumed his mercantile and agricultural pursuits after leaving Congress.

He died in Modena, New York on January 2, 1859, and is interred in Modena Rural Cemetery in Modena.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sylvester, Nathaniel Bartlett (1880). History of Ulster County, New York: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Everts & Peck. p. 174. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  2. ^ Force, Peter (1832). National Calendar for Volume 10. Davis & Force. p. 149.
  3. ^ United States. Government Printing Office (1918). Congressional Serial Set. U.S. G.P.O. p. 501. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  4. ^ The Congressional Globe, Volume 24, Parts 1-2, and Blair, Francis Preston (1855). The Congressional Globe, Volume 24, Parts 1-2. Printed at the Globe Office for the editors. p. 27. Retrieved 22 July 2014.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ Spencer, Thomas E. (1998). Where They're Buried: A Directory Containing More Than Twenty Thousand Names of Notable Persons Buried in American Cemeteries, with Listings of Many Prominent People who Were Cremated. Genealogical Publishing Com. p. 233.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles G. DeWitt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 7th congressional district

1831 - 1833
Succeeded by
Charles Bodle
Preceded by
Nicholas Sickles
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 7th congressional district

1837 - 1839
Succeeded by
Rufus Palen

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