Lewis A. Brigham

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Lewis A. Brigham
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1881
Preceded by Augustus Albert Hardenbergh
Succeeded by Augustus Albert Hardenbergh
Personal details
Born (1831-01-02)January 2, 1831
New York Mills, New York
Died February 19, 1885(1885-02-19) (aged 54)
Jersey City, New Jersey
Political party Republican

Lewis Alexander Brigham (January 2, 1831 in New York Mills, New York – February 19, 1885 in Jersey City, New Jersey) was an American Republican Party politician who represented New Jersey's 7th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1879 to 1881.

Brigham was born in New York Mills, New York, on January 2, 1831. He attended the district schools and Whitestown Seminary in Whitesboro, New York. He graduated from Hamilton College in 1849. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1855 and commenced practice in New York City. He was superintendent of public schools, Bergen, New Jersey, from 1866-1870. He was a member of the board of police commissioners of Jersey City, New Jersey from 1874–1876, and was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly in 1877.

He was elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth Congress, serving in office from March 4, 1879 – March 4, 1881, but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1880 to the Forty-eighth Congress.

After leaving Congress, he resumed the practice of law in New York City. He died in Jersey City on February 19, 1885, and was interred in Old Bergen Church Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Augustus A. Hardenbergh
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 7th congressional district

March 4, 1879 – March 4, 1881
Succeeded by
Augustus A. Hardenbergh