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John Edmund Hunt (November 25, 1908 – September 22, 1989) was an American Republican Party politician who represented New Jersey's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1967 to 1975.[1]

John Edmund Hunt
John E. Hunt 93rd Congress 1973.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1975
Preceded byWilliam T. Cahill
Succeeded byJames Florio
Member of the New Jersey Senate
In office
Personal details
Born(1908-11-25)November 25, 1908
Lambertville, New Jersey
DiedSeptember 22, 1989(1989-09-22) (aged 80)
Woodbury, New Jersey
Political partyRepublican

Early lifeEdit

Born in Lambertville, New Jersey on November 25, 1908[2], Hunt attended Newark Business School for three years. He then went on to the New Jersey State Police Academy, Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, Harvard School of Police Science, and United States Army Intelligence School. From 1942 to 1946, he served in the United States Army as the Combat Intelligence Officer with the 456th Bomb Group, where he earned a Bronze Star, Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Purple Heart, and a Presidential Unit Citation with oak leaf cluster.

Political careerEdit

Hunt's first elected position was as the sheriff of Gloucester County, New Jersey, from 1959 to 1963, when he was elected to the New Jersey Senate. He then served as the representative to New Jersey's 1st congressional district from January 3, 1967 to January 3, 1975. He lost the 1974 election to future Governor of New Jersey, James Florio.

Hunt lived in Pitman, New Jersey until his death in Woodbury, New Jersey on September 22, 1989.

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "John E. Hunt (id: H000972)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • John Edmund Hunt at The Political Graveyard

Reference ListEdit

  1. ^ Hunt, John E. "John E. Hunt". Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  2. ^ "HUNT, John Edmund, (1908-1989)". Congress. Congress. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William T. Cahill
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 1st congressional district

January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1975
Succeeded by
James J. Florio