John C. Ten Eyck
|John Conover Ten Eyck|
|United States Senator
from New Jersey
March 4, 1859 – March 4, 1865
|Preceded by||William Wright|
|Succeeded by||John P. Stockton|
March 12, 1814|
Freehold Township, New Jersey
|Died||August 24, 1879
Mount Holly Township, New Jersey
Born in Freehold Township, New Jersey, he completed preparatory studies under private tutors, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1835, and commenced practice in Burlington, New Jersey. He was prosecuting attorney for Burlington County in 1839 and 1840, and was a delegate to the New Jersey constitutional convention of 1844.
Ten Eyck was elected to the U.S. Senate as a Republican and served from March 4, 1859, to March 4, 1865; he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection, and was appointed a member of a commission to revise the New Jersey State Constitution in 1875, and for a time was president of the commission. He died at his home in Mount Holly Township, New Jersey in 1879 and was interred in St. Andrew's Cemetery.
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- John C. Ten Eyck at Find a Grave
|United States Senate|
|U.S. Senator (Class 2) from New Jersey
Served alongside: John R. Thomson, Richard S. Field, James W. Wall, William Wright
John P. Stockton