Charles A. Eldredge

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Charles A. Eldredge
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
Preceded by Philetus Sawyer
Succeeded by Samuel D. Burchard
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1873
Preceded by District Created
Succeeded by Alexander Mitchell
Personal details
Born February 27, 1820
Bridport, Vermont
Died October 26, 1896(1896-10-26) (aged 76)
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Occupation Lawyer

Charles Augustus Eldredge (February 27, 1820 – October 26, 1896) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.

Born in Bridport, Vermont, Eldredge moved with his parents to Canton, St. Lawrence County, New York, in 1825. He attended the common schools. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1846 and commenced practice in Canton, New York. He moved to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, in 1848 and continued the practice of his profession. He served as member of the Wisconsin State Senate 1854-1856.

Eldredge was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eight and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1875). For the first five congresses he was the representative Wisconsin's newly created 4th congressional district, however for his last term in office he redistricted and was elected to the Forty-third Congress as the representative of Wisconsin's 5th district. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1874. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, October 26, 1896. He was interred in Rienzi Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
New district Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1863 - March 3, 1873
Succeeded by
Alexander Mitchell
Preceded by
Philetus Sawyer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 5th congressional district

March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
Succeeded by
Samuel D. Burchard