John W. Hazelton

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John Wright Hazelton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1875
Preceded by William Moore
Succeeded by Clement Hall Sinnickson
Personal details
Born December 10, 1814
Mullica Hill, New Jersey
Died December 20, 1878(1878-12-20) (aged 64)
Mullica Hill, New Jersey
Nationality American
Political party Republican

John Wright Hazelton (December 10, 1814, Mullica Hill, New Jersey – December 20, 1878, Mullica Hill), was an American Republican Party politician, who served in the United States House of Representatives, where he represented New Jersey's 1st congressional district from 1871–1875.

Hazelton was born in Mullica Hill, New Jersey (within Harrison Township) on December 10, 1814. He attended the common schools and engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1856 and 1868.

Hazelton was elected as a Republican to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses, serving in office from March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1875, but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress.

After leaving Congress, he resumed agricultural pursuits. He died near Mullica Hill on December 20, 1878 and was interred in Friends Cemetery in Mullica Hill.

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

March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1875
Succeeded by
Clement Hall Sinnickson