Theodore Frelinghuysen SINGISER, Congress, ID (1845-1907)


SINGISER, Theodore Frelinghuysen, a Delegate from the Territory of Idaho; born in Churchtown, Cumberland County, Pa., March 15, 1845; attended the common schools; learned the art of printing; enlisted in the Union Army as a private in Company E, Sixth Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserves, June 6, 1861; assistant assessor of internal revenue in 1866 and 1867; engaged in mercantile and editorial pursuits; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Washington, D.C., in 1878; employed in the United States Treasury from June 1, 1875, to May 31, 1879; appointed receiver of public moneys at Oxford, Idaho, in February 1879; engaged in mining in Idaho and Utah; secretary of the Territory of Idaho in 1880; Acting Governor of Idaho during the winter of 1881-1882; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress; receiver of public moneys at Mitchell, Dak. (now South Dakota), 1885-1889; again engaged in mining, and resided at Salt Lake City, Utah, until his death in Chicago, Ill., on January 23, 1907; interment in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pa.

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