James Castle (politician)

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James Nathan Castle
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Preceded bySamuel Snider
Succeeded byAndrew Kiefer
Member of the Minnesota Senate
In office
Personal details
BornMay 23, 1836
Shefford, Province of Quebec, Canada
DiedJanuary 2, 1903 (aged 66)
Stillwater, Minnesota
Political partyDemocratic

James Nathan Castle (May 23, 1836 – January 2, 1903) was a U.S. Representative from Minnesota; born in Shefford, Province of Quebec, Canada; he attended the public schools; studied law; moved to Afton, Washington County, Minnesota, in 1862 and taught school; completed his law studies; was admitted to the bar and practiced; moved to Stillwater, Washington County in 1865 and continued the practice of law; elected county attorney in 1866 to fill the unexpired term of his deceased brother; city attorney in 1868; elected to the Minnesota Senate in 1868, 1878, and 1882; elected as a Democrat to the 52nd United States Congress (March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893); chairman of the United States House Committee on Mileage (52nd Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892 to the 53rd United States Congress; engaged in the practice of law until his death in Stillwater; interment in Fairview Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "James Castle (id: C000242)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Samuel Snider
U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 4th congressional district
1891 – 1893
Succeeded by
Andrew Kiefer