United States Congressman from New Jersey
Governor of New Jersey
Governor of Washington Territory
(1817-1901) He graduated from Rutgers College, in 1836, and from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania, in 1839. He then commenced a medical practice in Allentown, N.J. He served as a U.S. Congressman from 1847-51. Was the Governor of New Jersey 1857-1860. He served as a surgeon that superintended the drafting of Monmouth County, New Jersey Civil War soldiers in 1862, and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864. He once again served in the U.S. Congress, from 1865-67. Newell was the Territorial Governor of Washington, 1880-1884. He served as a United States Indian Inspector, 1884-85.
Signature with Place: 6 x 2, in ink, Wm. A. Newell, Allentown, Monmouth Co., New Jersey.