John Condit

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John Condict
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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, 1819 – November 4, 1819
Preceded by Charles Kinsey
Succeeded by Charles Kinsey
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
In office
1788–1789
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 Condict, a.k.a. 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.

John Condict was born in Orange, New Jersey and after attending public schools he then studied medicine. Condict 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.

Political history[edit]

Condict was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1788 to 1789, and the New Jersey Legislative Council from 1790 to 1797.

Source: Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the US Senate by US Congress (Washington: Duff Green, 1828) Forty-Ninth Congress, at pages 591 & 586. His name here is Condict, appointed as the Assistant Collector of Customs for the district of New York, for the City and Port of Jersey (page 586).

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

He was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Sixth and Seventh Congresses (March 4, 1799 to March 4, 1803). Sources: .[1] And, public documents of the 14th Congress Papers Relating to Early Congressional Documents by Gen. A. W. Greely (Washington, 1900), published for the 56th Congress (1789-1817) found at page 866 index where there are numerous page listing for John Condict. Google Books:

U.S. Senate[edit]

Condict 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. Elected November 3, 1803 to finish the term.[2] Served from September 1, 1803, to March 4, 1809. He was again appointed to the Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Aaron Kitchell. Elected November 2, 1809 to finish the term[3] and served from March 21, 1809, to March 4, 1817.

Later positions[edit]

He was 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.

Death and legacy[edit]

Condict died in Orange Township, New Jersey on May 4, 1834, and was interred in the Old Graveyard, Orange, Essex County, New Jersey. He was surgeon in Col. Van Cortland’s Battallion (Heard’s Brigade, June 29, 1776). [4]

FAMILY: His parents were Samuel Condict and Mary Smith.[5] His grandfather, Samuel Condict/Mary Dod/Dodd (and father, Samuel), are noted so in Dr. John's niece's, Jemima Condict's, famous Revolutionary War era diary housed by the New Jersey Historical Society :.[6] He is also noted at these sources: "Appletons Cyclopedia of American Biographies" (1900), at page 705, found at Vol. 1, Chapter XI, History of Essex and Hudson Counties, New Jersey at page 31.

He is shown as Dr. John Condit in the Condit-authored/indexed, genealogy books of 1885 & 1916, where the two authors, Jotham and Eben, indexed nearly all descendants as Condit (Genealogical Record of the Condit Family, Descendants of John Cunditt, a Native of Great Britain Who Settled in Newark, N.J. , by the Condit Family Association, 1916). His great, great grandfather, John Condict was of Norman descent from Wales, who arrived in Newark, NJ in 1678. His surname spelling is noted in several different ways spelled/misspelled by others: Cundit, Cundict, Cunditt, Condit, Candet, Caundet,Caunduct, but Candet is noted in 1700-1701 during the New Jersey Horseneck Indian land purchase, where his surname is corrected and noted several times as Condict by archivist for the New Jersey Archives in 1738 at "Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey, by Frederick Ricord and W. M. Nelson, V. 15/V.3 (1738-1748), and printed in the New Jersey Archives at V. 7, starting at page 71. Here is Dr. John Condict's(Condit in the Condit genealogy books)great, great grandfather's gravestone memorial on Find A Grave also noting his great grandfather Samuel Condict and other family members:.[7]

External links and references[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
New district
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1799 – March 3, 1801
Succeeded by
District eliminated
Preceded by
New district
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1801 – March 3, 1803
Served alongside: Ebenezer Elmer, William Helms, James Mott, Henry Southard
Succeeded by
Adam Boyd, Ebenezer Elmer, William Helms, James Mott, Henry Southard, James Sloan
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
Charles Kinsey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1819 – November 4, 1819
Succeeded by
Charles Kinsey