Nathaniel Albertson

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Nathaniel Albertson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851
Preceded byElisha Embree
Succeeded byJames Lockhart
Member of the Indiana House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
BornJune 10, 1800
DiedDecember 16, 1863 (aged 63)

Nathaniel Albertson (June 10, 1800 – December 16, 1863) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1849 to 1851.


Born in Fairfax, Virginia, Albertson moved to Salem, Indiana, and engaged in agricultural pursuits. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1838–1840. He moved to Floyd County in 1835 and settled in Greenville, near New Albany, and resumed agricultural pursuits.


Albertson was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851). As a congressman, he voted in favor of the Fugitive Slave Act.[1] He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1850 to the Thirty-second Congress.

Later career and death

He resumed agricultural pursuits. He moved to Keokuk, Iowa, in 1853 and engaged in mercantile pursuits. He moved to Boonville, Missouri, in 1856 and continued mercantile pursuits. He settled in Central City, Colorado, in 1860 and engaged in the hotel business. He also became interested in mining.

He died in Central City, Colorado, December 16, 1863. He was interred in Central City Graveyard.


  1. ^ "Image 15 of The Fugitive slave bill : its history and unconstitutionality : with an account of the seizure and enslavement of James Hamlet, and his subsequent restoration to liberty". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2022-01-14.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by