William G. Steele

William Gaston Steele ( born December 17, 1820 Somerville, New Jersey, † April 22, 1892 ) was an American politician. Between 1861 and 1865 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Steele attended the common schools and the Somerville Academy. He then worked in the banking industry. He also began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1860 Steele was the third electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Garnett Adrain March 4, 1861. After a re-election he was able to complete up to March 3, 1865 two terms in Congress, who were shaped by the events of the Civil War.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, William Steele operated as a stockbroker. He died on 22 April 1892 in his birthplace of Somerville, where he was also buried.