POLITICAL PARTY Democrat
WHICH CONGRESS SERVED 31st (1849-1851)
Representative Nathaniel ALBERTSON Biography
ALBERTSON, Nathaniel, a Representative from Indiana; born in Fairfax, Fairfax County, Va., June 10, 1800; moved to Salem, Washington County, Ind., and engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives 1838-1840; moved to Floyd County in 1835 and settled in Greenville, near New Albany, and resumed agricultural pursuits; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1850 to the Thirty-second Congress; resumed agricultural pursuits; moved to Keokuk, Iowa, in 1853 and engaged in mercantile pursuits; moved to Boonville, Mo., in 1856 and continued mercantile pursuits; settled in Central City, Gilpin County, Colo., in 1860 and engaged in the hotel business; also became interested in mining; died in Central City, Colo., December 16, 1863; interment in Central City Graveyard. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress
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Nathaniel ALBERTSON Committee Assignments
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