Lewis A. Brigham

Lewis Alexander Brigham ( born January 2, 1831 in New York Mills, Oneida County, New York, † February 19, 1885 in Jersey City, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1879 and 1881 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Lewis Brigham attended the common schools and the Whitestown Seminary. Then he studied until 1849 at Hamilton College in Clinton. After a subsequent law degree in 1855 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started working in New York City in this profession. This law firm he ran alongside his other activities until his death. Between 1866 and 1870 he was inspector in Bergen. In the years 1874-1876 he was a member of the Police Committee of Jersey City. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. In 1877 he was elected to the New Jersey General Assembly.

In the congressional elections of 1878, Brigham was in the seventh constituency of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Augustus Albert Hardenbergh on March 4, 1879. Since he lost in 1880 against Hardenbergh, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1881. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Brigham continue practiced law in New York. Politically, he is no more have appeared. He died on February 19, 1885 in Jersey City, where he was also buried.