John Huyler

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John Huyler
John Huyler (New Jersey Congressman).jpg
From 1859's McClees' Gallery of Photographic Portraits of the Senators, Representatives & Delegates of the Thirty-Fifth Congress.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859
Preceded by George Vail
Succeeded by Jetur R. Riggs
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
In office
Personal details
Born April 9, 1808
New York City, New York, United States
Died January 9, 1870(1870-01-09) (aged 61)
Hackensack, New Jersey, United States
Political party Democratic
Profession Politician

John Huyler (April 9, 1808 – January 9, 1870) was an American Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 4th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1857 to 1859.


Born in New York City on April 9, 1808, Huyler attended the common schools at Tenafly, New Jersey. He apprenticed as a mason and later engaged in contracting and building in New York City until 1846. He moved to New Jersey and engaged in agricultural pursuits at Pollifly, Lodi Township. He settled in the village of Hackensack, New Jersey, about 1855, and engaged in the mercantile and lumber business. He served as president of the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders. He served as member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1850 to 1852, and served as its speaker in 1852. He served as judge of the Court of Errors and Appeals 1853-1857.

In 1856 Judge Huyler was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress in a district which comprises Bergen, Morris, Passaic and Sussex Counties; serving in office from March 4, 1857 to March 3, 1859. He was an unsuccessful candidate as a Lecompton Democrat for reelection in 1858 to the Thirty-sixth Congress.

After leaving Congress, he resumed the lumber business. He was assassinated in Hackensack on January 9, 1870, and was interred in New York Cemetery at Hackensack.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
George Vail
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1857—March 3, 1859
Succeeded by
Jetur R. Riggs

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website