Silas Condit

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Silas Condit (August 18, 1778 – November 29, 1861) was a U.S. Representative from New Jersey.

Condit was born in Orange, New Jersey. He was the son of John Condit. Condit graduated from Princeton College in 1795. He engaged in mercantile pursuits in Orange, and moved to Newark, New Jersey.

He served as clerk of Essex County from 1804–1811, and as Sheriff of Essex County from 1813-1816. He served as member of the New Jersey General Assembly in 1812, 1813, and 1816, and served in the New Jersey Legislative Council from 1819 to 1822.

He served as president of the Newark Banking Co. 1820-1842.

Condit was elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-second Congress, serving in office from March 4, 1831 to March 3, 1833. He engaged in banking. He served as delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1844. He died in Newark, New Jersey, November 29, 1861, and was interred in that city's First Presbyterian Church Cemetery.[1]


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Isaac Pierson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1833
Succeeded by
Philemon Dickerson