Thomas H. Hughes

Thomas Hurst Hughes (January 10, 1769 – November 10, 1839) was a U.S. Representative from New Jersey.


Born in the Cold Spring section of Lower Township, Cape May County, New Jersey, on January 10, 1769; he attended the public schools. He moved to Cape May City in 1800 and engaged in the mercantile business; in 1816 he built Congress Hall, which he managed for many years; he also served as sheriff of Cape May County from 1801 to 1804. Hughes was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1805 to 1807, in 1809, 1812, and 1813; and a member of the New Jersey Legislative Council (now the New Jersey Senate) from 1819 to 1823 and in 1824 and 1825.


He was elected as an Anti-Jacksonian candidate to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses, serving in office from March 4, 1829 to March 3, 1833). As he was not a candidate for renomination in 1832.

After CongressEdit

He resumed the hotel business, dying in Cold Spring on November 10, 1839. His interment is in the Cold Spring Presbyterian Cemetery.[1]



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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