John Condit

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John Condit
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United States Senator
from New Jersey
In office
September 1, 1803 – March 4, 1809
Preceded by Aaron Ogden
Succeeded by John Lambert
In office
March 21, 1809 – March 4, 1817
Preceded by Aaron Kitchell
Succeeded by Mahlon Dickerson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's At-large district
In office
March 4, 1801 – March 3, 1803
Preceded by No at-large seat
Succeeded by Adam Boyd
Personal details
Born (1755-07-08)July 8, 1755
Orange, New Jersey
Died May 4, 1834(1834-05-04) (aged 78)
Orange, New Jersey
Political party Democratic-Republican

John Condit (July 8, 1755 – May 4, 1834) was a United States Representative and a United States Senator from New Jersey and father of United States Representative Silas Condit.

Condit was born in Orange, New Jersey and after attending public schools he then studied medicine. Condit went on to serve as a surgeon in the American Revolutionary War. He became one of the founders and a trustee of the Orange Academy in 1785. Condit was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1788 to 1789, and the New Jersey Legislative Council from 1790 to 1797. Then was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Sixth and Seventh Congresses (March 4, 1799 to March 4, 1803). Next, Condit was appointed as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy in the term beginning March 4, 1803, caused by the failure of the legislature to elect; subsequently elected and served from September 1, 1803, to March 4, 1809; again appointed to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Aaron Kitchell; subsequently elected and served from March 21, 1809, to March 4, 1817; elected to the Sixteenth Congress and served from March 4, 1819 to November 4, 1819, when he resigned to accept a Treasury position; appointed assistant collector of the port of New York 1819-1830; died in Orange Township, New Jersey on May 4, 1834, and was interred in the Old Graveyard, Orange, Essex County, New Jersey.

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United States Senate
Preceded by
Aaron Ogden
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from New Jersey
September 1, 1803 – March 4, 1809
Served alongside: Jonathan Dayton, Aaron Kitchell
Succeeded by
John Lambert
Preceded by
Aaron Kitchell
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from New Jersey
March 21, 1809 – March 4, 1817
Served alongside: John Lambert, James J. Wilson
Succeeded by
Mahlon Dickerson
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
No at-large seat
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1801 – March 3, 1803
Succeeded by
Adam Boyd