Theodore Frelinghuysen (1787-1862)

Born in New Jersey, Theodore Frelinghuysen wanted to pursue farming but was sent off to school. In 1817 he became attorney general of New Jersey. He was reelected in 1822 and 1827, but then went to serve in the Senate in 1829. In 1836 and in 1838 he was elected mayor of Newark. Frelinghuysen became chancellor of the University of the City of New York. In 1844 he ran as a Whig for vice president, but he and Henry Clay were defeated. In 1855 he became president of Rutgers College.

Date:
1863 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Glass Negative Print
Item#:
MES16564
Photographer:
Mathew Brady
Height:
968px
Width:
650px
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