Thomas Baldwin PEDDIE, Congress, NJ (1808-1889)


PEDDIE, Thomas Baldwin, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Edinburgh, Scotland, February 11, 1808; attended elementary schools; immigrated to the United States in 1833 and settled in Newark, N.J.; engaged in the manufacture of traveling bags and trunks; member of the State house of assembly in 1864 and 1865; mayor of Newark 1866-1869; served as president of the Newark Board of Trade in 1873; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1879); declined to be a candidate in 1878 for renomination; resumed his former manufacturing pursuits; vice president of the Essex County National Bank and president of the Security Savings Bank of Newark; died in Newark, N.J., February 16, 1889; interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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