Charles August Sulzer

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Charles August Sulzer
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Delegate to the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Alaska Territory's at-large district
In office
March 4, 1919 – April 15, 1919
Preceded byJames Wickersham
Succeeded byGeorge Barnes Grigsby
In office
March 4, 1917 – January 7, 1919
Preceded byJames Wickersham
Succeeded byJames Wickersham
Personal details
Born(1879-02-24)February 24, 1879
Roselle, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedApril 15, 1919(1919-04-15) (aged 40)
Aboard a boat between Sulzer, Alaska and Ketchikan, Alaska, U.S.
Resting placeEvergreen Cemetery, Hillside, New Jersey
Political partyDemocratic
RelationsWilliam Sulzer (brother)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1898
UnitFourth Regiment, New Jersey Volunteer Infantry
Battles/warsSpanish–American War

Charles August Sulzer (February 24, 1879 – April 15, 1919) was a delegate to the United States House of Representatives from the Territory of Alaska.

He was born on February 24, 1879 in Roselle, New Jersey in Union County. He attended the public schools, Pingry School in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Berkeley Academy in New York City, and the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. During the Spanish–American War, he served with the Fourth Regiment, New Jersey Volunteer Infantry. Charles Sulzer moved to Alaska in 1902 and engaged in mining.

He was a member of the Alaska Territorial Senate in 1914. He presented his credentials as a Democratic delegate-elect to the Sixty-fifth Congress and served from March 4, 1917 to January 7, 1919, when he was succeeded by James Wickersham, who had contested his election. He later presented his credentials as a Delegate-elect to the Sixty-sixth Congress and served from March 4, 1919 until his death on April 15, 1919, before the convening of Congress. According to published accounts on April 16, Sulzer took ill in Sulzer and died aboard a boat while en route to a hospital in Ketchikan. He was interred in Evergreen Cemetery in Hillside, New Jersey. His brother, William Sulzer, was also a congressman and a governor of New York.

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Sources[edit]

  • United States Congress. "Charles August Sulzer (id: S001064)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Wickersham
Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alaska Territory

March 4, 1917 – January 7, 1919
Succeeded by
James Wickersham
Preceded by
James Wickersham
Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alaska Territory

March 4, 1919 – April 15, 1919
Succeeded by
George Barnes Grigsby