Elias B. D. Ogden

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Elias B. D. Ogden
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey
In office
Appointed by Daniel Haines
Rodman M. Price
Charles Smith Olden
Preceded by Ira Condict Whitehead
Succeeded by Joseph D. Bedle
Personal details
Born May 22, 1800
Elizabethtown, New Jersey
Died February 24, 1865, age 64
Elizabethtown, New Jersey
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Susan Beasley
Louisa A. Ford
Alice DeHart
Children Frederick B. Ogden
Alma mater Princeton University
Profession Attorney

Elias B. Dayton Ogden (May 22, 1800 – February 24, 1865) was an American attorney and jurist who served three terms as an associate justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court from 1848 until his death in 1865.[1][2]


He was the son of New Jersey Governor Aaron Ogden.[3] Ogden graduated from Princeton College in 1819. He was admitted to the bar in 1824 and admitted as a counselor in 1829.[4] He practiced law in Paterson, New Jersey and in 1834 was appointed as Prosecutor of the Pleas for Essex County.[5] He was briefly a candidate for Governor of New Jersey in 1843, eventually withdrawing in favor of his first cousin, Daniel Haines.[6]

Ogden was a delegate from Passaic County to the New Jersey Constitutional Convention in 1844.[7]

Ogden was a director of the Paterson and Hudson River Railroad at the time of its incorporation in 1831, and was the railroad's president in 1852.[8]

Ogden returned to live at his family home in Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1858. He died there of pneumonia in 1865.[3]


  1. ^ Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society. New Jersey Historical Society. 1894. p. 259. 
  2. ^ Van Alstyne, Lawrence (1907). The Ogden family in America. J.B. Lippincott company. p. 373. 
  3. ^ a b Elmer, Lucius Quintius Cincinnatus (1872). The constitution and government of the province and state of New Jersey. M. R. Dennis and company. pp. 351–352. 
  4. ^ Clayton, W. Woodford; Nelson, William (1882). History of Bergen and Passaic counties, New Jersey. Everts & Peck. p. 353. 
  5. ^ Journal of the proceedings of the Legislative-Council of the State of New-Jersey. New Jersey Governor's Privy Council. 1834. p. 24. 
  6. ^ Lee, Francis Bazley (1902). New Jersey as a colony and as a state: one of the original thirteen. 3. Publishing Society of New Jersey. p. 385. 
  7. ^ Whitehead, John (1897). The judicial and civil history of New Jersey. 1. Boston History Co. pp. 445–446. 
  8. ^ The laws of the states of New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey: specially relating to the New York and Erie Railroad Company. Press of the Erie Railway Company. 1863. pp. 3, 47.