George Bragg Fielder

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George Bragg Fielder
George Bragg Fielder (New Jersey Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
Preceded by Edward F. McDonald
Succeeded by Thomas McEwan, Jr.
Personal details
Born (1842-07-24)July 24, 1842
Jersey City, New Jersey
Died August 14, 1906(1906-08-14) (aged 64)
Windham, New York
Political party Democratic

George Bragg Fielder (July 24, 1842 – August 14, 1906) was an American Civil War veteran and politician, who represented New Jersey's 7th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1893-1895. His son, James Fairman Fielder, became the 35th Governor of New Jersey.

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Born in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1842, he engaged in banking and with his father built the New Jersey Southern and New York, New Hampshire and Willimantic Railroads. In 1862, at the outbreak of the American Civil War, he joined the Union Army as a private, and rose to the rank of lieutenant while serving throughout the war. He entered politics and was elected Register of Hudson County, New Jersey for two terms from 1884 until 1893. A Democrat, he won a seat in the United States House of Representatives in the 53rd United States Congress, representing the 7th District for a single term from March 4, 1893 to March 3, 1895. After his term was over, he declined to run again. He was elected to a third term as Register of Hudson County in 1895. He died in 1906 in Windham, New York and is buried in Bayview/New York Bay Cemetery in Jersey City.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edward F. McDonald
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 7th congressional district

March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
Succeeded by
Thomas McEwan, Jr.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.