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Richard Stockton

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Birthplace: New Jersey
Death: Died in Morven New Jersey
Place of Burial: Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, N.J.
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Son of Richard Stockton, Signer of "The Declaration of Independence" and Annis Stockton
Husband of Unknown Potter and Mary Stockton
Father of Robert Field Stockton; Annie Stockton; Commodore Robert F. Stockton, U.S Senator, Military Governor of California; Samuel Witham Stockton; Richard STOCKTON and 6 others
Brother of Julia Stockton; Mary Stockton; Lucius Horatio Stockton; Abigail Field; Susannah Cuthbert and 3 others
Half brother of Julia Stockton

Occupation: Lawyer, Federalist, Presidential Elector in 1792 and 1801
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About Richard Stockton, U.S. Senator

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Stockton_(1764-1828)

Richard Stockton (April 17, 1764 – March 7, 1828) was a lawyer who represented New Jersey in the United States Senate and later served in the United States House of Representatives. He was the first U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, holding that office from 1789 to 1791, and ran unsuccessfully for Vice President in the 1820 election as a member of the Federalist Party, which did not nominate a candidate for President.

Life

Stockton was born in Princeton, New Jersey, the son of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was tutored privately, and graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1779. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1784 and commenced practice in Princeton.

He was elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Frederick Frelinghuysen and served from November 12, 1796 to March 4, 1799, but declined to be a candidate for reelection. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of New Jersey in 1801, 1803, and 1804. He was elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth Congress, serving from March 4, 1813 to March 4, 1815, and declined to be a candidate for renomination to the Fourteenth Congress.

After leaving Congress, he resumed the practice of his profession. He died at Morven, near Princeton, and was interred in Princeton Cemetery in Princeton.

Family

His brother Lucius Horatio Stockton served as U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey.

His son was the naval officer Commodore Robert F. Stockton, who defeated the Mexican army in 1846 and became the first military governor of the State of California, and later became a Senator from New Jersey like his father before him.

His daughter Annie Stockton was the first wife of U.S. Senator John Renshaw Thomson.

-------------------- Richard Stockton (April 17, 1764 – March 7, 1828) was a lawyer who represented New Jersey in the United States Senate and later served in the United States House of Representatives. He was the first U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, holding that office from 1789 to 1791, and ran unsuccessfully for Vice President in the 1820 election as a member of the Federalist Party, which did not nominate a candidate for President.

Life

Stockton was born in Princeton, New Jersey, the son of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was tutored privately, and graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1779. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1784 and commenced practice in Princeton.

He was elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Frederick Frelinghuysen and served from November 12, 1796 to March 4, 1799, but declined to be a candidate for reelection. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of New Jersey in 1801, 1803, and 1804. He was elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth Congress, serving from March 4, 1813 to March 4, 1815, and declined to be a candidate for renomination to the Fourteenth Congress.

After leaving Congress, he resumed the practice of his profession. He died at Morven, near Princeton, and was interred in Princeton Cemetery in Princeton. Family

His brother Lucius Horatio Stockton served as U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey.

His son Commodore Robert F. Stockton was the Military Governor of California who defeated the Mexican army in 1846. He later became a Senator from New Jersey like his father before him.

His daughter Annie Stockton was the first wife of U.S. Senator John Renshaw Thomson.

External links

   Richard Stockton at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
   Richard Stockton (1764-1828) at The Political Graveyard
   Richard Stockton (1764-1828) at Find A Grave

SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Stockton_%28U.S._Senator%29

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Richard Stockton, U.S. Senator's Timeline

1764
April 17, 1764
New Jersey
1782
1782
Age 17
1790
October 19, 1790
Age 26
1791
November 8, 1791
Age 27
1793
October 4, 1793
Age 29
1795
August 20, 1795
Age 31
Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States
August 20, 1795
Age 31
Princeton, NJ, USA
1797
1797
Age 32
1799
June 15, 1799
Age 35
1801
1801
Age 36