John Wurts was born in Flanders, New Jersey. After his father’s death in 1793 the family resided in Montville, New Jersey, and subsequently moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Princeton College in 1813, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1816 and commenced practice in Philadelphia. He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1817 and served in the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1820.
Wurts was elected to the Nineteenth Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination. He was United States district attorney from 1827 to 1831 and a member of the city council of Philadelphia.
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