Christopher A. Bergen

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Christopher Augustus Bergen
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From 1886's History of Camden County, New Jersey.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893
Preceded by George Hires
Succeeded by Henry C. Loudenslager
Personal details
Born August 2, 1841
Bridge Point, New Jersey
Died February 18, 1905(1905-02-18) (aged 63)
Haverford, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Political party Republican

Christopher Augustus Bergen (August 2, 1841 – February 18, 1905) was an American Republican Party politician who represented New Jersey's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1889 to 1893.

Born in Bridge Point, New Jersey, Bergen attended Harlingen School and Edge Hill Classical School and was graduated from Princeton College, where he studied law, in 1863. He was licensed by the supreme court of New Jersey in 1866 as an attorney and commenced practice in Camden, New Jersey.

Bergen was elected as a Republican to the 51st and 52nd Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1889 to March 3, 1893. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1892, after which he resumed the practice of law.

In 1903, Bergen moved to Haverford, Pennsylvania, where he died on February 18, 1905. He was interred in Evergreen Cemetery, Camden, New Jersey. His son, Martin V. Bergen, was also a lawyer, played football and baseball at Princeton University, and coached football at Princeton, Grinnell College, and the University of Virginia.[1]


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
George Hires
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893
Succeeded by
Henry C. Loudenslager