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Garnett Bowditch Adrain

congressman , politician

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.

Background

Adrain, Garnett Bowditch was born on December 15, 1815 in New York City.

Education

Graduate Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1833. Studied law in brother’s law office.

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.

Membership

Member United States Ho.

Connections

father:
Robert Adrain - Ireland - mathematician , scientist
Robert Adrain - father of Garnett Adrain

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