John Condit (1755 - 1834)

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Birthplace: Orange, NJ
Death: Died in Orange, Essex, NJ, USA
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About John Condit

John Condit (July 8, 1755 – May 4, 1834) was a United States Representative and a United States Senator from New Jersey and father of United States Representative Silas Condit.

Condit was born in Orange, New Jersey and after attending public schools he then studied medicine. Condit went on to serve as a surgeon in the American Revolutionary War. He became one of the founders and a trustee of the Orange Academy in 1785. Condit was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1788 to 1789, and the New Jersey Legislative Council from 1790 to 1797. Then was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Sixth and Seventh Congresses (March 4, 1799 to March 4, 1803). Next, Condit was appointed as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy in the term beginning March 4, 1803, caused by the failure of the legislature to elect; subsequently elected and served from September 1, 1803, to March 4, 1809; again appointed to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Aaron Kitchell; subsequently elected and served from March 21, 1809, to March 4, 1817; elected to the Sixteenth Congress and served from March 4, 1819 to November 4, 1819, when he resigned to accept a Treasury position; appointed assistant collector of the port of New York 1819-1830; died in Orange Township, New Jersey on May 4, 1834, and was interred in the Old Graveyard, Orange, Essex County, New Jersey.

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John Condit, U.S. Senator's Timeline

July 8, 1755
Orange, NJ
Age 22
May 4, 1834
Age 78
Orange, Essex, NJ, USA