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Frelinghuysen, Theodore 1787-

Lawyer; born in Millstone, N. J., March 28, 1787; son of Gen. Frederick Frelinghuysen: graduated at the College of New Jersey in 1804, and was admitted to the bar in 1808. In the War of 1812-15 he commanded a company of volunteers, in 1817 became attorneygeneral of New Jersey, which post he held until 1829, when he was elected United States Senator. In 1838 he was chosen chancellor of the University of New York, and made his residence in that city; and [457] in 1844 he was nominated for Vice-President of the United States, with Henry Clay for President. Mr. Frelinghuysen left the University of New York in 1850 to became president of Rutgers College (q. v.), in his native State, which place he held until his death in New Brunswick, N. J., April 12, 1862.

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