Cambreleng, Churchill Caldon
Churchill Caldom Cambreleng (October 24, 1786 Washington, Beaufort County, North Carolina – April 30, 1862 West Neck, Suffolk County, New York) was an American politician from New York. Autograph Slip Writing Signed, 03/25/1831 8 1/2 x 4 with one-fold diagonal,written in blk ink overall, fine cond.
Cambreleng attended school in New Bern, North Carolina, and removed to New York City in 1802. He was associated with John Jacob Astor and became a wealthy merchant. Cambreleng was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the 17th, and was re-elected as a Crawford Democratic-Republican to the 18th, as a Jacksonian to the 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th, and as a Democrat to the 25th United States Congress, holding office from December 3, 1821, to March 4, 1839.
He was Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs (23rd Congress) and Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means (24th and 25th Congresses). Upon its incorporation in 1831, he became the first President of the Saratoga and Schenectady Railroad. President Martin Van Buren appointed him United States Minister to Russia in 1840. He was a delegate from Suffolk County to the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1846.
He attended the 1848 Democratic National Convention in Baltimore as a Barnburner but withdrew with his faction, and participated in the nomination of Van Buren as the candidate of the Free Soil Party. Later he rejoined the Democrats and supported Franklin Pierce in 1852.