Elmer, Lucius Q. C. Proceedings of the Bench and Bar of New Jersey on the Death of the Hon. Garret D. Wall
Elmer, Lucius Q. C. Proceedings of the Bench and Bar of New Jersey on the Death of the Hon. Garret D. Wall

Elmer, Lucius Q. C. Proceedings of the Bench and Bar of New Jersey on the Death of the Hon. Garret D. Wall

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Elmer, Lucius Q. C. Proceedings of the Bench and Bar of New Jersey on the Death of the Hon. Garret D. Wall. Address on the Life and Character of Garret D. Wall, delivered in Trenton, April 2, 1851, before the Bench and Bar of New Jersey. Burlington: Printed by S. C. Atkinson, 1851. 1st .

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WALL, Garret Dorset, (father of James Walter Wall), a Senator from New Jersey; born in Middletown, N.J., March 10, 1783; completed preparatory studies; studied law; licensed as an attorney in 1804 and as a counselor in 1807 and commenced practice in Burlington, N.J.; served in the War of 1812 and commanded a volunteer regiment from Trenton; clerk of the State supreme court 1812-1817; quartermaster general of the State 1815-1837; member, State general assembly 1827; United States district attorney for New Jersey in 1829; elected Governor of New Jersey in 1829, but declined to serve; elected as a Jacksonian (later Democrat) to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1835, to March 3, 1841; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on the Militia (Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth Congresses), Committee on the Judiciary (Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses), Committee on Military Affairs (Twenty-fifth Congress); judge of the Court of Errors and Appeals of New Jersey from 1848 until his death in Burlington, N.J., November 22, 1850; interment in the churchyard of St. Mary's Church. - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.