Thomas H. Herring

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Thomas Hughes Herring (August 7, 1812 – July 1, 1874) was an American politician who served in the New Jersey State Senate from 1857 to 1859.[1] He served as President of the Senate in 1859.

Born in Albany, New York to Thomas and Lucy (Olds) Herring, he graduated from the Albany Academy.[2] Herring went to work as a clerk at Conkling & Herring, the firm of his brother and brother-in-law. At age 21, he was made a partner in the firm.[3] In 1841, Herring retired from the business, but remained active in investing. He became the largest stockholder in the Northern Railroad of New Jersey, serving as its president from 1859 to 1869.[2]

Herring was a resident of Ridgefield, New Jersey.[4]


  1. ^ Manual of the Legislature of New Jersey ... 1 January 1921. p. 187 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ a b History of Bergen and Passaic Counties, New Jersey: With Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men. Everts & Peck. 1 January 1882. pp. 253–254 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Miller, Richard F. (3 February 2015). States at War, Volume 4: A Reference Guide for Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey in the Civil War. University Press of New England. ISBN 9781611686210 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Northern Branch DEIS, Northern Branch Corridor. Accessed May 6, 2017. "Ridgefield: The arrival of the Northern Railroad of New Jersey in Ridgefield in 1859 made this area, with its hills providing scenic vistas, accessible to New York City and ripe for suburban development. Several persons with interests in the railroad lived in Ridgefield. They included Thomas H. Herring, who, according to Poor's Atlas, in 1859 was the President of the Northern Railroad."