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About Charles August Sulzer
Charles August Sulzer was a delegate to the United States House of Representatives from the Territory of Alaska. He was born on February 24, 1879 in Roselle, New Jersey in Union County. He attended the public schools, Pingry School in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Berkeley Academy in New York City, and the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. During the Spanish-American War, he served with the Fourth Regiment, New Jersey Volunteer Infantry. Charles Sulzer moved to Alaska in 1902 and engaged in mining.
He was a member of the Alaska Territorial Senate in 1914. He presented his credentials as a Democratic delegate-elect to the Sixty-fifth Congress and served from March 4, 1917 to January 7, 1919, when he was succeeded by James Wickersham, who had contested his election. He later presented his credentials as a Delegate-elect to the Sixty-sixth Congress and served from March 4, 1919 until his death in Sulzer, Alaska on April 28, 1919, before the convening of Congress. He was interred in Evergreen Cemetery in Hillside, New Jersey. His brother, William Sulzer, was also a congressman and a governor of New York.