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Frelinghuysen, Theodore

Born: 1787-03-28 Somerset County, New Jersey

Died: 1862-04-12 New Brunswick, New Jersey

Flourished: New Jersey

Frelinghuysen graduated from College of New Jersey (Princeton) in 1804, studied law, and began practice in Newark, New Jersey. A lifelong public servant, he served as New Jersey's attorney general and U.S. Senator, as well as mayor of Newark. He was later chancellor of New York University and president of Rutgers College. A Whig, Frelinghuysen was nominated for vice president on a ticket with Henry Clay in the presidential election of 1844.

Biographical Directory of the American Congress 1774-1996 (Alexandria, VA: CQ Staff Directories, 1997), 1059; Hermann K. Platt, "Frelinghuysen, Theodore," American National Biography (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999), 8:456-57.