Joseph Fitz Randolph, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Joseph Fitz Randolph

American politician

Date of Birth: 14-Mar-1803

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, United States

Date of Death: 20-Mar-1873

Profession: judge, lawyer, politician

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Pisces


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About Joseph Fitz Randolph

  • Joseph Fitz Randolph (March 14, 1803 – March 20, 1873) was an American Whig Party politician who represented New Jersey in the United States House of Representatives from 1837 to 1843 as part of a general ticket covering the entire state. Randolph was born in New York City on March 14, 1803, and moved in his early childhood with his parents to Piscataway, New Jersey.
  • He was educated by private tutors and in private schools, and prepared for the class of 1825 in Rutgers College, but did not enter.
  • He studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1825 and commenced practice in Freehold Township, New Jersey;.
  • prosecuting attorney for Monmouth County, New Jersey about 1836. Randolph was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses, serving in office from March 4, 1837 to March 3, 1843.
  • He served as chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Claims in the Twenty-sixth Congress).
  • He was not a candidate for renomination in 1842. After leaving Congress, he moved to New Brunswick in 1843 and resumed the practice of law.
  • He was a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1844, and served as a member of the committee appointed by the Governor in 1844 to revise the statutes of New Jersey.
  • He moved to Trenton in 1845 and was an associate justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court from 1845 to 1852.
  • He was a member of the Peace Conference of 1861 held in Washington, D.C., in 1861 in an effort to prevent the impending war.
  • He moved to Jersey City in 1864, where he died in on March 20, 1873.
  • He was interred in Easton Cemetery in Easton, Pennsylvania.

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