Cornelius A. Cadmus

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Cornelius A. Cadmus
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1895
Preceded byCharles D. Beckwith
Succeeded byJames F. Stewart
Personal details
Born(1844-10-07)October 7, 1844
Elmwood Park, New Jersey
DiedJanuary 20, 1902(1902-01-20) (aged 57)
Paterson, New Jersey
Political partyDemocratic

Cornelius Andrew Cadmus (October 7, 1844 – January 20, 1902) was an American Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 5th congressional district from 1891-1895.


Born at Dundee Lake (now part of Elmwood Park, New Jersey), Cadmus attended public schools in New Jersey. After finishing schooling, he engaged in the feed and grain business in Paterson, New Jersey. He served as member of the New Jersey General Assembly in 1884 and 1885, as well as Sheriff of Passaic County 1887-1890.

Cadmus was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1895), but did not put himself forward as a candidate for renomination in 1894. He resumed his former business pursuits while also serving as member of the board of inspectors of the New Jersey prison.

He died in Paterson, New Jersey, January 20, 1902 and was interred in Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Paterson.


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website


  • United States Congress. "Cornelius A. Cadmus (id: C000010)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles D. Beckwith
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 5th congressional district

March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1895
Succeeded by
James F. Stewart