Nathaniel P. Tallmadge
|Nathaniel Pitcher Tallmadge|
|United States Senator
from New York
March 4, 1833 – March 4, 1839
January 27, 1840 – June 17, 1844
|Preceded by||Charles E. Dudley|
|Succeeded by||Daniel S. Dickinson|
February 8, 1795|
Chatham, New York
|Died||November 2, 1864
Battle Creek, Michigan
|Political party||Democratic-Republican, Democrat, Whig|
He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Dutchess Co.) in 1828. He was a member of the New York State Senate (2nd D.) from 1830 to 1833, sitting in the 53rd, 54th, 55th and 56th New York State Legislatures.
In 1833, he was elected as a Jacksonian Democrat to the United States Senate for a term beginning on March 4, 1833. In 1838, he was a member of the "Conservatives," a faction of former Democrats who endorsed the Whig candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, William H. Seward and Luther Bradish. In 1839, Tallmadge ran for re-election to the U.S. Senate, nominated by the Whigs, but due to a Democratic majority in the State Senate, who objected to his election, no choice was made, and the seat became vacant on March 4, 1839. On January 13, 1840, Tallmadge was re-elected to his old seat by the new State Legislature which had Whig majorities in both houses. He took his seat on January 27, 1840, and served until June 17, 1844, when he resigned, having been appointed by President John Tyler to be Governor of Wisconsin Territory. His residence became Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. He was Governor of Wisconsin Territory until his removal from office on April 8, 1845.
Later in his life Tallmadge became a spiritualist and convinced of the existence of the afterlife. He wrote an Appendix to the first volume of Spiritualism (1853; on-line version) by John W. Edmonds and George T. Dexter.
Tallmadge died in Battle Creek, Michigan on November 2, 1864. He was buried at the Rienzi Cemetery in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The first person to be buried in the cemetery was William Tallmadge, Nathaniel Tallmadge's nineteen-year-old son. William Tallmadge was buried in 1845. In 1853, Nathaniel Tallmadge donated eight and a half acres from his farm to be used for the public cemetery.
- Tallmadge, Nathaniel P. Introduction and Appendix to The Healing of Nations, by Charles Linton. 2d ed. New York: Society for the Diffusion of Spiritual Knowledge, 1855.
- Nathaniel P. Tallmadge, Wisconsin Historical Society
- "Rienzi Cemetery and Chapel Mausoleum". Rienzi Cemetery. Retrieved July 18, 2012.
|New York State Senate|
Peter R. Livingston
|New York State Senate
Second District (Class 3)
|United States Senate|
Charles E. Dudley
|United States Senator (Class 1) from New York
Served alongside: Silas Wright, Jr.
Daniel S. Dickinson
James D. Doty
|Territorial Governor of Wisconsin