Elisha D. Cullen
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Elisha D. Cullen
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Delaware's At-large district
March 4, 1855 – March 4, 1857
|Preceded by||George R. Riddle|
|Succeeded by||William G. Whiteley|
|Born||April 23, 1799|
|Died||February 8, 1862 (aged 62)|
|Alma mater||Princeton College|
Elisha Dickerson Cullen (April 23, 1799 – February 8, 1862) was an American lawyer and politician from Georgetown, in Sussex County, Delaware. He was a member of the American Party, who served as U. S. Representative from Delaware.
Early life and family
Cullen was born in Millsboro, Delaware, attended Princeton College, studied law, was admitted to the Delaware Bar in 1821 and commenced practice in Georgetown, Delaware. His sons included Charles M. Cullen, an Associate Justice from Sussex County and his grandsons included a lawyer, Charles W. Cullen.
Professional and political career
He was elected as the candidate of the American Party to the 34th Congress, but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1856 to the 35th Congress. Consequently, he resumed the practice of law in Georgetown.
Death and legacy
Cullen died at Georgetown, and is buried in the Presbyterian Church Cemetery at Lewes, Delaware.
Elections are held the first Tuesday after November 1. U.S. Representatives took office March 4 and have a two-year term.
|Office||Type||Location||Began office||Ended office||notes|
|U.S. Representative||Legislature||Washington||March 4, 1855||March 3, 1857|
|United States Congressional service|
|1855–1857||34th||U.S. House||American||Franklin Pierce||at-large|
|1854||U.S. Representative||Elisha D. Cullen||American||6,820||52%||George R. Riddle||Democratic||6,334||48%|
|1856||U.S. Representative||Elisha D. Cullen||American||6,360||44%||William G. Whiteley||Democratic||8,111||56%|
- Martin, Roger A.. (2003). Delawareans in Congress, the House of Representatives 1789-1900. ISBN 0-924117-26-5.
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Delaware’s Members of Congress
- Find a Grave
- The Political Graveyard
|U.S. House of Representatives|
George R. Riddle
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Delaware's at-large congressional district
William G. Whiteley