John Condict a.k.a. 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.

John Condit
United States Senator
from New Jersey
In office
September 1, 1803 – March 3, 1809
Preceded byAaron Ogden
Succeeded byJohn Lambert
In office
March 21, 1809 – March 3, 1817
Preceded byAaron Kitchell
Succeeded byMahlon Dickerson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's at-large district
In office
March 4, 1819 – November 4, 1819
Preceded byCharles Kinsey
Succeeded byCharles Kinsey
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
In office
Personal details
Born(1755-07-08)July 8, 1755
Orange, Province of New Jersey, British America
DiedMay 4, 1834(1834-05-04) (aged 78)
Orange, New Jersey, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic-Republican

John Condict was born in Orange in the Province of New Jersey and after attending public schools he then studied medicine. Condict 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.

Political historyEdit

Condict was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1788 to 1789, and the New Jersey Legislative Council from 1790 to 1797.[1]

U.S. House of RepresentativesEdit

He was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Sixth and Seventh Congresses (March 4, 1799 to March 4, 1803).[2][3]

U.S. SenateEdit

Condict 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. Elected November 3, 1803 to finish the term.[4] Served from September 1, 1803, to March 3, 1809. He was again appointed to the Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Aaron Kitchell. Elected November 2, 1809 to finish the term[5] and served from March 21, 1809, to March 3, 1817.

Later positionsEdit

He was 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.

Death and legacyEdit

Condict died in Orange Township, New Jersey on May 4, 1834, and was interred in the Old Graveyard, Orange, Essex County, New Jersey. He was surgeon in Col. Van Cortland's Battalion (Heard's Brigade, June 29, 1776).

External links and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the US Senate by US Congress (Washington: Duff Green, 1828) Forty-Ninth Congress, at pages 591 & 586. His name here is Condict, appointed as the Assistant Collector of Customs for the district of New York, for the City and Port of Jersey (page 586)
  2. ^ "A biographical congressional directory, 1774-1903". Washington, Govt. print. off. 1903.
  3. ^ Public documents of the 14th Congress Papers Relating to Early Congressional Documents by Gen. A. W. Greely (Washington, 1900), published for the 56th Congress (1899–1901) found at page 866 index where there are numerous page listing for John Condict
  4. ^ Byrd, page 142
  5. ^ Byrd, page 143
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
New district
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1799 – March 3, 1801
Succeeded by
District eliminated
Preceded by
New district
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1801 – March 3, 1803
Served alongside: Ebenezer Elmer, William Helms, James Mott, Henry Southard
Succeeded by
U.S. Senate
Preceded by U.S. senator (Class 1) from New Jersey
September 1, 1803 – March 3, 1809
Served alongside: Jonathan Dayton, Aaron Kitchell
Succeeded by
Preceded by U.S. senator (Class 2) from New Jersey
March 21, 1809 – March 3, 1817
Served alongside: John Lambert, James J. Wilson
Succeeded by
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1819 – November 4, 1819
Succeeded by