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William Augustus Newell, (1817 – 1901)

Newell was born while his parents were on a visit in Franklin, Ohio, on September 5, 1817. He attended the common schools of New Brunswick N.J., later was graduated from Rutgers College in 1836 and then from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania in 1839. Just a few months later Newell witnessed the ship wreck disaster of the Count Derasto off the coast of New Jersey. He saw the crew of thirteen, including the captain, wash up upon the shore. The whole scene with the loss of life made Newell determined to do something about the lack of coastal lifesaving efforts. That hope became a reality when Newell was elected to the 30th and 31st United States Congresses.

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