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  Stockton, Richard
NameRichard Stockton
Princeton, New Jersey , United States
Born April 17, 1764
DiedMarch 07, 1828 (63 years)
ContributorU Ole Polecat
Last ModifedRBH
Nov 20, 2015 02:04am
Info(son of Richard Stockton [1730-1781], father of Robert Field Stockton, and grandfather of John Potter Stockton), a Senator and a Representative from New Jersey; born in Princeton, N.J., April 17, 1764; tutored privately; graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1779; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1784 and commenced practice in Princeton, N.J.; 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 3, 1799; declined to be a candidate for reelection; unsuccessful candidate for governor of New Jersey in 1801, 1803, and 1804; elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth Congress (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1815); declined to be a candidate for renomination to the Fourteenth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession; died at �Morven,� near Princeton, Mercer County, N.J., March 7, 1828; interment in Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, N.J.


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Wife Mary Field Stockton Dec 17, 1788-
Son Richard Stockton 1791-1828
Son Robert Field Stockton 1795-1866
Grandson John P. Stockton 1826-1900
Father Richard Stockton 1730-1781

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