Carlton Brandaga Curtis

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Carlton Brandaga Curtis
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 23rd district
In office
March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
Preceded byJames Thompson
Succeeded byMichael C. Trout
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 24th district
In office
March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Preceded byAlfred Gilmore
Succeeded byDavid Barclay
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 19th district
In office
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
Preceded byGlenni W. Scofield
Succeeded byLevi Maish
Personal details
Born(1811-12-17)December 17, 1811
Madison County, New York New York (state)
DiedMarch 17, 1883(1883-03-17) (aged 71)
Erie, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican

Carlton Brandaga Curtis (December 17, 1811 – March 17, 1883) was an American politician from Pennsylvania who served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Pennsylvania's 23rd congressional district from 1851 to 1853, Pennsylvania's 24th congressional district from 1853 to 1855 and Pennsylvania's 19th congressional district from 1873 to 1875.

Early life[edit]

Carlton B. Curtis was born in Madison County, New York. He moved to Mayville, New York, and studied law. He moved to Erie, Pennsylvania, where he continued the study of law. He was admitted to the bar in 1834. He moved to Warren, Pennsylvania, in 1834 and commenced practice. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from 1836 to 1838.

First election to Congress[edit]

Curtis was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses. He served as chairman of the United States House Committee on Accounts during the Thirty-third Congress. He was affiliated with the Republican Party in 1855.

Civil War service[edit]

Curtis entered the Union Army February 13, 1862, as lieutenant colonel of the Fifty-eighth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry for a period of three years. He was promoted to colonel of that regiment May 23, 1863. Because of illness was honorably discharged as colonel July 2, 1863.

Post war activities[edit]

He returned to Warren and practiced law. In 1868 he moved to Erie, Pennsylvania, and continued the practice of law. He was also interested in banking and the production of oil, and was one of the originators and builders of the Dunkirk & Venango Railroad.

Curtis was again elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1874. He resumed the practice of law, and died in Erie in 1883. Interment in Oakland Cemetery in Warren, Pennsylvania.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Carlton Brandaga Curtis". Retrieved 15 June 2019.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Thompson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 23rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Michael C. Trout
Preceded by
Alfred Gilmore
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 24th congressional district

Succeeded by
David Barclay
Preceded by
Glenni W. Scofield
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 19th congressional district

Succeeded by
Levi Maish