John Linn (politician)

John Linn (December 3, 1763 – January 5, 1821) was a U.S. Representative from New Jersey from 1817 to 1821.

John Linn
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's At-large district
In office
March 4, 1817 – January 5, 1821
Preceded byThomas Ward
Succeeded bySamuel Swan

Born near Johnsonburg, Hardwick Township, New Jersey, Linn moved with his father to Sussex County, New Jersey. He attended the common schools. He served in the Continental Army as a private in the First Regiment, Captain Mannings's company. He was promoted to sergeant. He served as member of the New Jersey General Assembly 1801–1804. He served as judge of the court of common pleas 1805–1821 and the Sheriff of Sussex County in 1812.

Linn was elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses and served from March 4, 1817, until his death in Washington, D.C. on January 5, 1821. He was interred in North Hardyston Cemetery in Hardyston Township, New Jersey.

See alsoEdit


  • United States Congress. "John Linn (id: L000337)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's at-large congressional district

Succeeded by