Joshua S. Salmon

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Joshua S. Salmon
Joshua S. Salmon (New Jersey Congressman).jpg
Frontispiece of 1903's Joshua S. Salmon, Late a Representative.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1899 – May 6, 1902
Preceded by Mahlon Pitney
Succeeded by De Witt C. Flanagan
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
In office
Personal details
Born February 2, 1846
Mount Olive Township, New Jersey, USA
Died May 6, 1902 (aged 56)
Boonton, New Jersey, USA
Political party Democratic
Profession politician

Joshua S. Salmon (February 2, 1846, Mount Olive Township, New Jersey – May 6, 1902, Boonton, New Jersey) was an American Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 4th congressional district from 1899 to 1902.


Salmon was born in Mount Olive Township, New Jersey on February 2, 1846, and at an early age moved with his parents to the community of Bartley in Mount Olive. He attended the district school and taught school for two years. He completed an academic course at the Charlotteville Seminary (in Summit, New York) and at Schooley's Mountain Seminary (in Schooley's Mountain, New Jersey), where he afterward became an instructor. He graduated from the Albany Law School in 1873, was admitted to the New York bar in 1873, to the New Jersey bar in 1875, and commenced practice in Jersey City, New Jersey. He moved to Boonton, New Jersey, and practiced there and in Morristown, New Jersey. He held several county offices in Morris County. He was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly in 1877 and 1878, and was prosecuting attorney of Morris County from 1893-1898. He was a delegate to the 1900 Democratic National Convention.

Salmon was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Congresses and served in office from March 4, 1899, until his death in Boonton on May 6, 1902. He was interred in Boonton's Greenwood Cemetery.


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

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

March 4, 1899–May 6, 1902
Succeeded by
De Witt C. Flanagan