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Carlton Brandaga Curtis
Carlton Brandaga Curtis

Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 23rd district
In office
Preceded by James Thompson
Succeeded by Michael C. Trout

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 16th district
In office
Preceded by James X. McLanahan
Succeeded by Lemuel Todd

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 19th district
In office
Preceded by Glenni W. Scofield
Succeeded by Levi Maish

Born Template:Birthdate
Madison County, New York Template:Country data New York
Died March 17, 1883 (aged 71)
Erie, Pennsylvania Template:Country data Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Occupation Lawyer

Carlton Brandaga Curtis (December 17, 1811 – March 17, 1883) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Early life[]

Carlton B. Curtis was born in Madison County, New York. He moved to Mayville, New York, and studied law. He moved to Erie, Pennsylvania, where he continued the study of law. He was admitted to the bar in 1834. He moved to Warren, Pennsylvania, in 1834 and commenced practice. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from 1836 to 1838.

First election to Congress[]

Curtis was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses. He served as chairman of the United States House Committee on Accounts during the Thirty-third Congress. He was affiliated with the Republican Party in 1855.

Civil War service[]

Curtis entered the Union Army February 13, 1862, as lieutenant colonel of the Fifty-eighth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry for a period of three years. He was promoted to colonel of that regiment May 23, 1863. Because of illness was honorably discharged as colonel July 2, 1863.

Post war activities[]

He returned to Warren and practiced law. In 1868 he moved to Erie, Pennsylvania, and continued the practice of law. He was also interested in banking and the production of oil, and was one of the originators and builders of the Dunkirk & Venango Railroad.

Curtis was again elected as a Republican to the Forty-thirdCongress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1874. He resumed the practice of law, and died in Erie in 1883. Interment in Oakland Cemetery in Warren, Pennsylvania.

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