Carman A. Newcomb

Carman Adam Newcomb ( born July 1, 1830 in Mercer, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, † April 6, 1902 in St. Louis, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1867 and 1869 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Carman Newcomb first attended preparatory schools and then moved Kentucky to Shreveport, Louisiana, where he studied law. In 1854 he settled in West Union (Iowa ), where he practiced as a lawyer. Between 1855 and 1860 he served as District Judge in the local Fayette County. Between June 18, 1861, and April 8, 1862 he was during the first phase of the civil war captain in a volunteer infantry unit from Iowa, which belonged to the army of the Union. Then Newcomb had to quit for health reasons, military service. Then he moved to Vineland in Missouri, where he worked as a lawyer. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Republican Party.

In the years 1865 and 1866, Newcomb deputy in the House of Representatives from Missouri. In the congressional elections of 1866 he was in the second electoral district of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Henry Taylor Blow on March 4, 1867. Since he resigned in 1868 to further candidacy, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1869. This was marked by the tensions between his party and President Andrew Johnson, which culminated in a narrowly failed impeachment proceedings against the president. In 1868 the 14th Amendment was ratified.

Between 1869 and 1875 Carman Newcomb was U.S. Marshal for the Eastern part of the state of Missouri. He then worked again as a lawyer. He died on April 6, 1902 in St. Louis.