Biography of Nathaniel B. Eldredge
Monroe County, MI Biographies

NATHANIEL B. ELDREDGE, Born at Auburn, Cayuga county, New York, March 28, 1813, has been a resident of Michigan forty seven years. He received an academic education; studied and practiced medicine fifteen years; then studied and practiced law thirty years; and finally settled down to farming. While a resident of Lapeer county, he was elected engrossing and enrolling clerk of the State Senate in 1845; representative in the State Legislature in 1847; and judge of probate in 1852. Having entered the Union army June 18, 1861, he served as captain and major of the Seventh Regiment; and lieutenant colonel of the Eleventh Regiment, Michigan Infantry, in the War of the Rebellion. Having rcmovcd to Adrian, his present home, in 1865, he was elected sheriff of Lenawee county in 1874. In 1882 he was elected Representative to the Forty Eighth Congress on the Union ticket, receiving 15,251 votes to 14,709 for John K. Boies, Republican, 1,238 for A. J. Baker, Greenback, and 387 for A. F. Dewey, Prohibi. tionist. He was reeleeted in 1884 by 17,710 votes to 17,656 for Edward P. Allen, Republican, and 2,418 for Charles Mosher, Prohibitionist.

History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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