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Nathan Taylor Stratton (March 17, 1813 – March 9, 1887) was an American Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1851 to 1855.

Nathan Taylor Stratton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1855
Preceded byAndrew K. Hay
Succeeded byIsaiah D. Clawson
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
In office
1843–1844
Personal details
BornMarch 17, 1813
Pilesgrove Township, New Jersey
DiedMarch 9, 1887(1887-03-09) (aged 73)
Mullica Hill, New Jersey
Political partyDemocratic
ProfessionShopkeeper, Politician

Stratton was born in Pilesgrove Township, New Jersey on March 17, 1813, where he attended the common schools. He moved to Mullica Hill, New Jersey (within Harrison Township) in 1829 and clerked in a store, becoming a partner of his employer in 1835. He conducted his own business from 1840 to 1886. He was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1843 to 1844, and was a Justice of the Peace from 1844 to 1847. He also engaged in the real estate business and in agricultural pursuits, and held several local offices.

Stratton was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses, serving in office from March 4, 1851 to March 3, 1855, but was not a candidate for renomination in 1854.

After leaving Congress, he again engaged in mercantile pursuits. He was elected as a member of the Harrison Township committee in 1865. He served as State tax commissioner and as a trustee of the State reform school for boys at Jamesburg, New Jersey from 1865 to 1887. He was a delegate to the Union National Convention of Conservatives at Philadelphia in 1866. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1880 to the Forty-seventh Congress. He died in Mullica Hill on March 9, 1887, and was interred in the Baptist Cemetery.

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Nathan Taylor Stratton (id: S000996)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Nathan Taylor Stratton at The Political Graveyard
  • Nathan Taylor Stratton at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Andrew K. Hay
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1851–March 3, 1855
Succeeded by
Isaiah D. Clawson