Charles SKELTON, Congress, NJ (1806-1879)


SKELTON, Charles, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Pa., April 19, 1806; moved to Trenton, N.J., about 1829; attended the country schools and Trenton Academy; engaged in mercantile pursuits; moved to Philadelphia, Pa., in 1835; was graduated from Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia in 1838 and commenced the practice of his profession in that city; returned to Trenton, N.J., in 1841; superintendent of the public schools of Trenton in 1848; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1855); member of the common council 1873-1875; died in Trenton, N.J., May 20, 1879; interment in City Cemetery, Hamilton Square, Mercer County, N.J.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present