Theodore Fitz Randolph Edit Profile
Born in Mansfield, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, Randolph attended the common schools of New Brunswick, New Jersey.
He engaged in the coal and iron business, moved to Vicksburg, Mississippi and engaged in business in 1840. He returned to New Jersey and settled in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1852, became interested in mining and the transportation of ores and was president of the Morris and Essex Railroad. He was elected Governor of New Jersey, serving in office from 1869 to 1872.
Randolph was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1875 to March 4, 1881. In the Senate, he was chairman of the Committee on Military Affairs in the Forty-sixth United States Congress. Randolph invented a stitching machine and a steam typewriter.
He was also one of the executors of the estate of American entrepreneur, industrialist and banking magnate Abel Minard. Randolph died in Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey, and is interred in Evergreen Cemetery, Morristown.
Member New Jersey Assembly, 1858-1861. Member New Jersey Senate, 1862-1863. Member United States Senate (Democratic) from New Jersey, 1875-1881.
Married Fannie Coleman, 1852.