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Garnett Bowditch Adrain

Garnett Bowditch Adrain was an American Democratic Party politician, who was a two-term member of the United States House of Representatives from New Jersey.

Education

  • He attended public schools in New Jersey.

Career

  • He went on to study law in his brother's office from where Adrain was licensed as an attorney in 1836 and as a counselor in 1839.

    He was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress and as an Anti-Lecompton Democrat to the Thirty-sixth congress, serving in Congress from March 4, 1857 to March 3, 1861, where he represented New Jersey's 3rd congressional district. He was chairman of the Engraving Committee in both congresses.

    He was not a candidate for reelection in 1860 and went back to his profession as an attorney.

Politics

Party affiliation: Democratic Party

Connections

  • father: Robert Adrain - Ireland - mathematician, scientist
    Robert Adrain (30 September 1775 – 10 August 1843) was considered one of the most brilliant mathematical minds of the time in America.
  • mother: Ann Pollock
  • Wife: Mary Smith Griggs
Garnett Adrain
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Born December 15, 1815
Died August 17, 1878
(aged 62)
Nationality
  • 1833
    Rutgers College

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