William G. Steele

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William Gaston Steele
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1865
Preceded by Garnett Adrain
Succeeded by Charles Sitgreaves
Personal details
Born December 17, 1820
Somerville, New Jersey
Died April 22, 1892(1892-04-22) (aged 71)
Somerville, New Jersey
Political party Democratic
Profession Politician

William Gaston Steele (December 17, 1820, Somerville, New Jersey – April 22, 1892, Somerville, New Jersey) was an American Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 3rd congressional district from 1861 to 1865.

Steele was born in Somerville, New Jersey on December 17, 1820, where he attended the public schools and Somerville Academy. He engaged in banking.

Steele was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses, serving in office from March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1865. His vote on the Thirteenth Amendment is recorded as nay.

After leaving Congress, he engaged in the brokerage business. He died in Somerville on April 22, 1892, and was interred in Somerville Cemetery in Somerville.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Garnett Adrain
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1865
Succeeded by
Charles Sitgreaves