Newell, William Augustus
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Newell, William Augustus (05 September 1817–08 August 1901), governor of New Jersey, U.S. representative, and physician, was born in Franklin, Ohio, the son of James Hugh Newell, a civil engineer and cartographer, and Eliza D. Hankinson. Newell’s parents were longtime New Jerseyans, but Newell was born while his parents were on an extended visit in Ohio. In 1819 his family returned to Freehold, New Jersey, where Newell attended the public schools. He graduated from Rutgers College in 1836, and he earned a degree in medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 1839. He first practiced under the tutelage of his uncle in Manahawkin before establishing his own practice in Imlaystown. In 1844 he moved to Allentown, which would be his permanent New Jersey residence. He married Joanna Van Deursen (c. 1837); they had three children....