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Former U.S. Navy Commodore and U.S. Senator Robert Field Stockton dies at home in Princeton.

Robert Field Stockton, detail
10/07/1866

Robert Field Stockton, son of a U.S. Senator and grandson of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was a famous naval officer and politician in his own right.  His naval fame was won in the conquest of Spanish California during the Mexican- American War. He later represented his home state of New Jersey as a Democratic United States Senator and turned down calls from Democrats for his nomination as President.  He died at his home in Princeton, New Jersey.  He was seventy-one years old.  (By John Osborne) 

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"stockton, Robert Field," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 709.

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