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Edward Breitung

Born on 1831, died in 1887.
State: Michigan.
Party: Republican.
Member: Representative.

  • A Representative from Michigan.
  • Born in the city of Schalkau, Duchy of Saxe-Meiningen, Germany, November 10, 1831.
  • Attended the College of Mining, Meiningen, Germany, in 1849.
  • After the revolution in Germany immigrated to the United States and settled in Kalamazoo County, Mich.
  • Moved to Detroit in 1851 and became a clerk in a mercantile house.
  • Moved to Marquette, Mich., and engaged in mercantile pursuits until 1859, when he went to Negaunee, Marquette County.
  • Sold out his mercantile business to engage exclusively in iron-mining operations in 1864.
  • Explored the iron range in Marquette and Menominee Counties, locating several profitable mines, 1864-1867.
  • Later became interested in gold and silver mining in Colorado.
  • Member of the State house of representatives in 1873 and 1874.
  • Member of the State senate in 1877 and 1878.
  • Served as mayor of Negaunee, Mich., in 1879, 1880, and 1882.
  • Elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885).
  • Declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1884.
  • Died in Negaunee, Marquette County, Mich., March 3, 1887.

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